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Mechatronics, robotics and autonomous systems represent a range of important technologies, which underpin many applications – from manufacturing and automation through to self-driving cars and robotic surgical tools. The widespread adoption of these intelligent systems will be one of the most important developments of the 21st century, bringing many ideas from science fiction into our everyday lives.


MEng, BEng Mechatronics and Robotics

We have over 25 years’ experience of running our unique multidisciplinary mechatronics and robotics degree course, delivered jointly by the schools of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computing.

This degree course combines theory with extensive hands-on learning and a project in every year of study, providing you with the kind of transferrable skills that are in great demand by leading employers: problem-solving, creativity, project planning, leadership and teamwork.

You can enrol on either a four year Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) or a three year BEng programme. You can also extend your studies by undertaking an industrial placement or a study abroad year.


MSc Mechatronics and Robotics

This course builds on our successful undergraduate degree programme. Lectures are supported throughout the course by extensive practical work, making use of our outstanding laboratory facilities. These include an ABB robotic manufacturing cell, the Farnell Embedded Systems Lab, the Keysight Technologies Communications Lab, the National Instruments LabVIEW Academy, and computer clusters with a very wide range of industry-standard CAD/CAE/CAM software packages.

Project work is offered in a very wide range of areas, such as robotics swarms, bio-inspired robots, industrial robotics, sensing systems, robotic communications networks, actuator design, surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, and exploration robotics. You can normally choose between very research-focussed projects through to more hardware-oriented design and build systems integration projects.

PhD study

We are actively seeking research students to work on key projects. Please explore our research and staff profiles to decide if your intended research topic is likely to fit with the research we are undertaking. If there’s a match please contact the academic lead for that research area to discuss your research topic in more detail.

For details regarding the application process please contact the Faculty of Engineering’s Graduate School Office,