During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year*, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.
Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.
Engineering students have previously secured placements with firms such as Cummings, Network Rail and Caterpillar.
Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Previous Mechatronics students had the chance to explore the application of aerodynamics in wind turbines at a three-day workshop at Lodz University of Technology in Poland. During the trip, students also visited the Science and Technology Centre at the former Lodz power plant. Student Nicola Falciani said: “It was an amazing experience, especially eye-opening to see how and what engineering students study in Poland.”
Multidisciplinary engineers are sought-after worldwide in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, manufacturing and product development.
The diverse variety of specialist modules on the course prepare students for these industries, and provide opportunities to pursue careers in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality control. Our recent engineering graduates are working for companies such as Toyota, Cummins Generator Technologies, Ricardo (McLaren Performance Engines), and JCB.
This degree also acts as a springboard for students wishing to continue their studies by pursuing an MSc in Mechatronics.