Design and operate automated and robotics systems

Learn the key skills and knowledge necessary to begin working with modern day systems typically used in industrial automation and robotics.

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University Certificate in Mechatronics

This course provides both theoretical and practical knowledge of mechatronics, enabling students to develop the key skills necessary for modern-day systems. Choose any three of the four options below to obtain a University Certificate.


Mathematics for Mechatronics

This introductory module gives you the mathematical skills needed to solve engineering problems. By learning to identify the appropriate technique for the specific problem at hand, it will help you understand the relevance of mathematics in engineering.

£800 Feb 2018


Mechatronic Systems

This module introduces you to the basics of mechatronic systems and their industrial applications. You will learn about the components of mechanical and electrical systems and how they are interfaced together; the performance characteristics of sensor and measurement systems; and the process of calibration.

£800 Sep 2018


Mechanical Science

This module introduces you to engineering principles in the areas of static and dynamic. You will investigate a number of major scientific principles which underpin the design and operation of engineering systems and solve basic engineering problems.

£800 Sep 2018


Analogue and Digital Electronics

This module introduces you to basic analogue electronics components and systems and the basic building blocks of digital logic circuits. You will learn to analyse, synthesise, design and test electronic circuits and systems using these concepts.

£800 Sep 2018

About this course

This new and exciting mechatronics course - a fusion of mechanical, electrical and control engineering - is supported by industry representatives from Masco Window Group, Waldons, Renishaw, Airbourne Systems, and the Ministry of Defence.

In consultation with these industry representatives, the modules have been designed around the demand for both theoretical and practical knowledge of mechatronics applied to modern-day systems.

The 60-credit Mechatronics Award (Level 4) forms part of the portfolio of studies offered by the Professional Academy within the School of Engineering.