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University of Manchester

Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience (5 years)

UCAS Code: HHP3

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics or Chemistry. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. Typical contextual offer: Grades AAB including Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry. For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Applications are considered on an individual basis as the syllabus for each Access to HE Diploma is different; please contact the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for further information. We do require the Access to HE Diploma to be in an Engineering related discipline and our standard academic requirement includes 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. We look for a minimum of 45 credits at Distinction, 15 of which should be in Maths. In addition we also require GCSE in English language at Grade C/Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England. We also consider other factors such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

The Cambridge Pre-U is acceptable with three principle units including Maths and either Physics, Further Maths or Chemistry with three Distinction 3 grades.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths are required at a minimum of Grade C or above or Grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Obtain 36 points at International Baccalaureate Diploma, including 6 points in both Mathematics and either Physics OR Chemistry at Higher Level and 6 points in another Higher Level subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Diploma in Engineering for entry provided an additional Mathematics A-Level is also obtained. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD plus a Mathematics A Level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels Mathematics and Physics at Grades AA.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering for entry provided an additional Mathematics A-Level is also obtained. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD and Mathematics A-Level at Grade B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades DD plus additional level 3 qualifications A Level Mathematics and Physics at Grade AA.

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

D*D

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades D*D plus A Level Mathematics at Grade A. Applicants are also required to pass an interview. If you are studying the general Engineering stream please contact the admissions office to request a full list of the units we require.

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus A Level Mathematics and either Physics or Electronics or Further Maths at Grades AA.

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

D*DD

In addition to the following requirements applicants are required to provide AS Level Maths at Grade B or above. BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with D*DD including D in Further Engineering Mathematics. Applicants are also required to pass an interview. If you are studying the general Engineering stream please contact the admissions office to request a full list of the units we require.

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

D

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade D plus additional level 3 qualifications in A Level Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths at Grade AA.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

We require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry. In addition, 2 Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required at Grades AA including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

We require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry. In addition, 2 Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required at grades AA including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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78%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mechatronics and robotics

Mechatronics is the marriage of mechanical engineering with smart electronics and is vital to subjects such as industrial automation and robotics.

To interact with an object, a mechatronic system must know where the object is, be able to move the object and place it in the required new position. The electronics require information from sensors that can detect position, orientation, and visual or audio signals. The electrical inputs from the sensors have to be interpreted and the appropriate signals sent out to the actuators to perform the required operation. A good understanding of feedback control is also required to be able to make changes in the system from one steady position to another without oscillations or unpredictable movements.

In this course you will learn the techniques necessary for the design and implementation of such intelligent mechatronic systems.

**Special Features**
- The first three semesters (one and a half years) of the undergraduate courses in the department share the same content. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between our courses if required.

- You will meet with your Personal Tutor on a weekly basis.

- We are particularly excited about the Microcontroller/Embedded Systems Project in which you will design and build the electronics for an autonomous robotic buggy - then you will race it!

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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.

82%
med
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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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
83%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

15%
UK students
85%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Engineering professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
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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