In response to industry demand for both theoretical and practical knowledge of mechatronics, we consulted with representatives from organisations such as Masco Window Group, Waldons, Renishaw, Airbourne Systems, and the Ministry of Defence to offer an introductory course that gives you the currently in-demand skills and knowledge needed to begin working with modern-day mechatronic systems typically used in industrial automation and robotics.
You can choose to study modules individually, but students who successfully complete any three modules will be eligible to apply for a University Certificate in 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.
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.
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.
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.
The length of time it takes to complete the University Certificate in Mechatronics (UCert Mechatronics) will vary depending on each student’s experience on entry.
The course is taught by knowledgeable, experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles.You can study in your own time from home or the workplace using our online learning materials. This learner-centred study through the use of research, report writing, assignments and practical work-based exercises will develop your skills and understanding.
You may find you are experienced in some of the topics as part of your job, your studies simply provide you with further focus and additional benefits.
Upon successful completion of one module you will achieve a University Certificate of Credit in Professional Studies.
Upon successful completion of two modules you will achieve a Foundation Certificate in Professional Studies.
To achieve a University Certificate in Mechatronics you will need to complete three modules.