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Mechatronic Systems (Including Placement Year) BEng (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Do you have an inquisitive mind and are constantly questioning how things work? Would you like to work designing the self-driving cars of the future, or the latest industrial robots, or the next revolutionary consumer product? Studying mechatronics will enable you to develop these sophisticated intelligent systems we are so reliant on in the modern world.Mechatronics combines principles from mechanics, electronics, computer engineering, automatic control and robots. Mechatronic engineering is the design, manufacture and testing of devices that utilise a combination of these disciplines in the same device. You will gain knowledge of engineering processes, product design, as well as the use of digital electronics and computer-aided (CAD) software. This will enable you to create your own mechatronic systems, developing them from imagination through to reality.You can also undertake a placement year in which you gain relevant work experience within an external business, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry. You will be responsible for finding your placement, but with support and guidance provided by both your department and our Employability and Careers Centre. If you complete a placement year you'll only pay 20% of your usual tuition fee to Essex for that year.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 18,730per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
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The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    123 56%

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    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    24th

    18

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