University of East London

BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year

The mechatronics with computer systems engineering programme combines principles from mechanics, electronics, control, computing, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart and cognitive systems and devices, which utilise a combination of these disciplines.

On this undergraduate programme you will gain knowledge of engineering processes and systems, product design, AI, machine learning, digital electronics and integration of these technologies. This will also enable you to create your own mechatronic systems that are smart and cognitive, developing them from imagination through to reality.

This programme will give you a sufficient width and depth to meet the demands of a career in mechatronics engineering and enable you to progress to the status of Chartered Engineer as well. On this course you will gain an active interest in engineering and learn how to respond to changes and developments within automation, mechanical systems, robotics and related wider engineering sector.

Entry Requirements


64 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

English Language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Career Prospects

Some potential destinations for students are, aerospace, automotive, railways, defence, manufacturing and marine engineering. In your career you will design, develop, maintain and manage engineering systems that have the cutting-edge sophisticated technology.

You will have a key role in areas such as design, research, and development, sales, production management, safety, and quality. You could apply new solutions to industrial problems using mechanical and electronic engineering and computer technology; such as for robotic vehicles for underwater exploration.

Course Details

Our mechatronics engineering programme is a combination of maths, science, technology and management. Throughout your studies, you will acquire not only an understanding of general engineering principles but also a range of transferable skills. You have a chance to broaden and deepen your knowledge in a wide range of mechatronics engineering subjects. 

The programme will enable you to obtain advanced knowledge of engineering disciplines such as, dynamics and control systems, thermofluids, applied electronics, digital communications and telecommunication networks. Along with these engineering modules, you will have the opportunity to study advance programming, systems integration and artificial intelligence and use lab equipment for your studies and project work. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to apply your skills to a range of practical problems.

You will be using simulation and application software for design and modelling, utilising our strong links with companies, and investigating real industrial problems to enhance your understanding of the profession. You will study how various systems can learn on their own and from humans, thereby developing the ability to effectively deal with their environment. You will tie in the topic of your individual final year project with one of our research groups and benefit from the expertise of our active research academics.

Year 1

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Engineering Materials
Engineering Principles
Applied Mathematics & Computing
Engineering Mechanics

Year 2

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Advanced Mathematics and Modelling
Dynamics and Control
Applied Electronics
Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks
Applied Programming

Year 3

Capstone Project
Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Design of Mechatronics Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Systems Integration
Design of Mechatronics Systems

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