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Liverpool John Moores University

Mechatronics and Autonomous Systems

UCAS Code: F003

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: 128 UCAS points at A Level from Maths and one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Further Maths, Electronics or Engineering. Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: ABB Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Not acceptable Further information: Access to HE Diploma would be acceptable for entry to the BEng route. Students who perform well on during year one and two of the BEng would have the option to transfer to MEng

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum score of 6 in HL Mathematics and 6 in HL Physics.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 128 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects including appropriate Maths and Physics

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

DDM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or To the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications. Engineering discipline required with a Distinction grade in Further Mathematics unit.

UCAS Tariff

128

We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject. It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problems.If you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you! ​Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Mechatronic and autonomous systems build and run the world we live in. From the robots that built your car to fast food restaurant interactive kiosks, intelligent machines are the future. The MEng in Mechatronic and Autonomous Systems will make sure you take a leading role in that future.

- Interdisciplinary course fusing mechanical, electronic and control engineering

- Well-equipped electronics and computing laboratories

- State-of-the-art software and excellent technical support

- To be accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

- Options for sandwich with year-long industrial placement or study abroad

Modules

Level 4

Engineering Mathematics 1a
Engineering Mathematics 1b
Applied Mechanics 1
Microprocessors and Software
Electrical Circuit Principles
Digital and Analogue Electronics
Electrical Engineering Practice 1

Level 5

Mechatronics
Applied Mechanics 2
Linear Electronics)
Control System Design and Analysis
Electrical Engineering Practice 2
Applied Instrumentation
Engineering Mathematics 2

Level 6

Automation
Dynamics and Control
Process Control
Autonomous Systems and Machine Learning
Industrial Management
Mechatronics Project

Level 7 Core

Group Project
Control Systems
Professional Practice
Digital Control
Modelling and Simulation

Level 7 Options

Artificial Intelligence
Embedded Systems

Sandwich degree:

Year long industrial placement
Year of study abroad

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment is usually via a combination of exams and coursework, and sometimes by a portfolio of work, depending on the subject. A final year project gives you the chance to work independently and contributes considerably to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work

?Even service industries are now using automated systems. Fast food restaurants use automatic serving kiosks, not only to save on wages, but because they have found to their surprise that customers actually like them! Machines allow the customer to be in control and choose whatever weird meal combination they want.

Recent LJMU engineering graduates are now working at Sellafield, Jaguar Landrover, Aston Martin and IBM.

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

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.

72%
low
Electrical and electronic 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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

75%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Electrical and electronic 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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Engineering professionals
21%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. 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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