Our stimulating Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering BEng degree programme combines mechanical, computer, and electronic and electrical engineering to address the challenges of designing and deploying intelligent technologies. You will gain strong theoretical and practical skills and collaborate with global experts.
At the University of Newcastle we recognise that successful 21st Century engineers will thrive alongside professionals with wide-ranging expertise. Our flagship Integrated Design Projects run throughout Years 1-3 of your degree. You’ll work alongside Mechanical and Civil Engineers to develop designs for technologies with impact in the world. In your first year you’ll learn computer aided design, about engineering processes and human-technology interactions.
The Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering programme gives you a solid grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles of the subject, along with a thorough, connected overview of electronic, mechanical and computer technology and their applications.
You will also gain experience in a range of integrated system issues through project work, the projects are set and assessed alongside our partners from major industries. In these projects, you’ll gain vital employability skills that will give you a competitive edge in applications forms, interviews and assessment tests for graduate jobs and they will bring your studies to life.
Graduates of the programme will have the blend of mechatronic and software integration skills required for successful careers in robotics, in all forms of transport, in medical technologies, in advanced manufacturing and in space technologies, in research and development and in product design.
Why study Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering at Newcastle?
- Accredited degrees, we have been an academic partner of the IET for over a quarter of a century providing employers with assurances that you have the qualities they seek.
- Significant project work which is highly valued by employers, is a thread that runs through your degree. This is underpinned by your coursework. Our projects and assessments developed with, and informed by, industry and research leaders.
- Our degrees will equip you to meet the technological challenges of the 21st century – autonomous vehicles, the internet of things, embedded computation, renewable energy, distributed generation, secure and high rate communications, electric vehicles, remote sensing, big data analytics, human-machine interactions, mechatronics, robotics.
- Our courses are designed to meet the request from industry for graduates who are well versed in subject fundamentals yet skilled in working across traditional boundaries.
- You have the opportunity to choose specialities in your final year. See modules below.
- The department fosters a lively student community with a strong discipline identity and close working relationships with highly supportive staff.
- Graduates have gone on to work for highly respected organisations such as IBM, the National Grid and National Rail.
Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering BEng
Undergraduate, Single Honours
How long it takes:
Undergraduate (3 years)
Distance learning/ Campus
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Our first year has been designed to provide a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop your broader understanding of behaviour, policy, entrepreneurship, and global perspectives and kindles the passion necessary to address the societal challenge agenda.
The first year is shared across the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
- Computing for Engineers
- Electrical Engineering 1
- Engineering Materials
- Engineering Mathematics 1
- Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer
- Mechanics 1
First year engineering robotics class
The second year will include a substantial mechatronics group project encompassing electromagnetics, data acquisition, control and embedded computing, which unifies your learning across course modules. All modules compulsory.
- Digital Electronics and Electrical Machines – 20 credits
- Engineering Mathematics 2 – 20 credits
- Electronic Circuits and Devices and Electromagnetics – 20 credits
- Microprocessors and Control Systems – 20 credits
- Integrated Design Project 2 – 20 credits
- Mechanics 2 – 20 credits
In the final year of the degree, you will take specialist courses which define your expertise. You will also carry out an individual mechatronics research project, which will be defined in consultation with a subject expert.
- Integrated Design Project 3 – 20 credits
- Individual Project – 40 credits
- Mechatronic Design – 20 credits
Choose 40 credits of optional modules.
Example optional modules may include:
- Electronic Engineering – 20 credits
- The Internet of Things – 20 credits
- Power Electronics and Power Systems – 20 credits
- Telerobotics, Telepresence and Augmented Reality – 20 credits
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
- A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
- An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level
If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
If you intend to become a Solicitor
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.
See further details of our English Language requirement
USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)
International students starting 2019/20 (per year)
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
Do you know where you’ll be in five, ten, 20 years’ time? Your degree from Newcastle will equip you with the creative, professional and technical skills to lead change and innovation in a future that we know little about for certain, other than that the technologies and systems we use will not be the same as they are today.
Graduates who have studied our courses:
- Defence Science And Technology
- Jaguar Land Rover
- National Grid
- Network Rail
- Wessex Water
- Design engineer
- Electrical power engineer
- Client engagement
- Lead software engineer
- Automotive reader manager
- Electrical engineer
- Project control engineer