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University of Liverpool

Mechatronics and Robotic Systems

UCAS Code: HH67

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include Mathematics and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Maths, Physics or Electronics). For applicants from England: For science A Levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a Pass is required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:42

Considered if taking a relevant subject. (standard offer: 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Mathematics is required. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C also required.) Maths test also required.

Extended Project

A

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

33 points overall including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 in Higher Level second science (Computer Science, Further Maths, Physics or Electronics).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Including H2 or above in Mathematics and a Science subject (Computer Science, Further Maths, Physics or Electronics).

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

D*D*D

D*D*D and B in A level Mathematics or D*D*D including Distinction in 'Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians' (applicant must be studying this unit), following successful completion of online Maths test. BTEC Diploma D*D in a relevant subject, plus B in A level Maths BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Distinction (any subject) plus AB in A levels (including Maths and a second science)

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Including Mathematics and a Science subject (Computer Science, Further Maths, Physics or Electronics).

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers considered, including Advanced Highers in Mathematics and a Science subject (Computer Science, Further Maths, Physics or Electronics).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

A Level grades AB in Maths and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Maths, Physics or Electronics), plus grade B in Welsh Baccalaureate.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mechatronics and robotics

Mechatronics and robotic systems involves technologies in mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering and computing.
Remotely operated vehicles on Mars, driverless cars and automated robots at manufacturing assembly lines are just some examples of mechatronics and robotic systems.
These products are essentially mechanical in nature but could not function without electrical and computer control systems. There are also numerous automotive applications; modern high performance cars have more than 100 computers hidden in the engine management system, anti-lock brakes, active suspension control and elsewhere. Engineers with experience in mechatronics and robotic systems are therefore in high demand.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

Electrical Engineering and Electronics

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.

71%
low
Mechatronics and robotics

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.

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

84%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

Production and manufacturing 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.

£25,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Engineering professionals
7%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. 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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