De Montfort University

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Mechatronics

Mechatronics integrates the theory and practice of mechanical, electrical and computer based disciplines, to enable the design, modelling and development of intelligent machines, products and systems.

Mechatronic engineers are in great demand as more industries seek to apply the advances in computers, electronics, sensors, and actuators to improve their products, processes and services. Our course aims to produce dynamic graduates who can operate in industry at the highest level.

Course modules include Mechatronics Systems Engineering and Artificial Intelligence which introduces you to model-based system engineering and the mechatronic philosophies of design, Programming and Software Engineering to develop knowledge of efficient programming approaches to software engineering with an emphasis on practical programming skills and Engineering Business Environment which enable students to understand and reflect upon the role of business in a rapidly changing, globalised world.  

Entry Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. 

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Career Prospects


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. 

DMU Global

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.” 

Graduate careers

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.

Course Details

Semester 1

Mechatronics Systems Engineering and Artificial Intelligence
Programming and Software Engineering
Engineering Business Environment
Choose 1 from optional modules:
Advanced Computer Aided Design & Finite Element Analysis
Digital Manufacturing

Semester 2

Study Skills and Research Methods
Choose 3 out of the 5 optional modules:
Microprocessor Applications and Digital Signal Processing
Machine Vision, Robotics and Flexible Automation
Advanced Dynamics and Control
Systems Operations Management
Individual Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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