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De Montfort University

Mechatronics

UCAS Code: HH36

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

Entry requirements


A level

C

A-Level Maths or Physics at C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from at least 2 A-Levels including A-Level Maths or Physics at C or above Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Electromechanical engineering

Mechatronics BEng (Hons) at De Montfort University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Students who successfully graduate with this degree may, with the appropriate further learning, meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

This course gives you an opportunity to learn skills sought after from professional engineers, with sound analytical proficiency in embedded systems, digital electronics and dynamics and control, complemented by the 3D design and management skills necessary to work in modern industry. The course aims to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of digital electronics, embedded systems, programming and dynamic systems, giving you the mathematical knowledge to analyse these using manual calculations and computer aided methods.

You will use and develop your skills using industry standard software such as ProEngineer, MatLab, OrCAD and Algor FEA Analysis and have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities.

Graduates have the skills to go into a variety of careers, including manufacturing and within the aerospace, defence and energy industries, with 100% of our Mechatronics graduates from summer 2017 in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Modules

First year

Engineering Mathematics

Mechanical Principles

Electrical and Electronics Principles

Principles of Design and Manufacture

CAE and Programming

Second year

Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics

Advanced Engineering

Mathematics

Project Management

Applied Electronics

Embedded Systems and Drives

Electromagnetics

Third year

Individual Project

Power Electronics and Generation

Dynamics and Control

Systems Integration

Assessment methods

The course is taught by knowledgeable, experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with the interpersonal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career.

A variety of techniques are used throughout the course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes. Student-centred learning takes place through the research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical workbased exercises for the development of skills and understanding.

The course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course.

You will normally attend around 12–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake around 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Electromechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
94%
Male students
6%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


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Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Engineering professionals
26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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