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University of Liverpool

Mechatronics and Robotic Systems

UCAS Code: HHR6
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Production & manufacturing engineering
Student score
80% MED
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
86% LOW
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22.5k MED
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB including Mathematics and a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Design and Technology, Systems and Control Technology). For applicants from England: Where a Science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics) a pass in the Science practical, in each subject will be required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD*

D*DD in relevant diploma including Distinction in Level 3 Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians.

International Baccalaureate
33

33 overall, including 5 at Higher Level Mathematics and a Science

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Digital and integrated electronics design; electrical circuits and systems; mathematics; experimental skills/engineering skills; electronic circuits; C programming; electromechanics and electromagnetism; solids and structures. Year 2: Signals and systems; electronic circuits and systems; instrumentation and control; communication systems; applied design/project; electrical circuits and power systems; field theory; electromagnetics; physiology; accelerators and radioisotopes. Year 3: This is the placement year during which students spend time working in an engineering company. Year 4: Embedded computer architecture; neural networks; digital control; optimisation; power electronics and electromechanics; drives; industrial robotics and automated assembly; advanced modern management; total quality management 1. Year 5: Embedded processor systems; advanced system modelling and control; electronics for instrumentation; image processing and pattern recognition; management of design; management of product development.

University of Liverpool

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Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

34%
66%

Year 4

42%
58%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
61%
34%
5%

Year 1

80%
13%
7%

Year 2

80%
20%

Year 3

58%
39%
3%

Year 4

54%
40%
6%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
88% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
342 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £22.5k MED
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

24%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. 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 oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. 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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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 77%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

65%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
72% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
26% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

50%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are elementary security occupations

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Graduates are in demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average in this subject area. Common industries for graduates include manufacturing – particularly the car and aerospace industries, design and engineering consultancy - and it's a good subject to take if you're into industrial design. Those design skills also mean some graduates find their way into jobs in the advertising industry. 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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