Mechatronics MSc is one of the longest established specialist courses in the UK.
You will be exposed to a broad range of engineering disciplines, learn to solve multidisciplinary mechatronics problems and develop the skills to apply a mechatronic approach to the solution of technical problems.
Reasons to study Mechatronics at DMU
Research is carried out by the Mechatronics Research Centre,which holds a considerable number of UK and EU research project grants and has collaborative research links with more than 100 national and international organisations. The group is internationally regarded and specialises in machine design,control and simulation, fluid power systems and motion control. As part of your studies, you will be offered opportunities to work on projects with research groups within the faculty who are engaged in high-class, leading-edge research and industrial collaboration and consultancy.During the project element of the course, the Intelligent Machines and Automation Systems (IMAS) Research Laboratory provides access to dedicated research facilities.
First semester (September to January)
This semester is devoted to broadening your core knowledge over 12 weeks of study plus 3 weeks for assessment. You’ll take four modules, with an emphasis on case studies.
Electromechanics – provides an insight into the essential theories and applications underpinning electronics, mechanics and mechatronic systems, and introduces the principles, tools and practices of Model based development
Mechatronic Systems: Engineering and Design – introduces you to model based system engineering and the philosophies of design. It provides the essential tools and rules for analysis of systems and integrated design concepts and evaluation techniques. The module exposes you to rational assessment of a range of studies of electro-mechanical system design
Engineering Business Environment and Energy Studies – provides an awareness of the commercial environment and the need for operational efficiency within manufacturing businesses. The use of sustainable approaches to production will also be examined
Programming and Software Engineering – develops the knowledge of efficient programming approaches to software engineering with an emphasis on the development of practical programming skills. Modular programming in C provides the basis for many signal and image processing software and programming techniques.
Second semester (February to May)
In this semester you will move into more advanced studies, with four modules intended to deepen your knowledge of some of the tools required by practising mechatronic engineers.
Machine Vision, Robotics and Flexible Automation – provides both conceptual and detailed knowledge in the areas of robotics, machine vision and flexible automation, and builds upon the fundamental philosophy of mechatronics in the context of flexible automation technologies and applications
Engineering Systems: Dynamics and Control – develops your ability to critically analyse engineering problems involving dynamics and control issues, as well as your experimental and theoretical skills. Control and dynamics are key technologies in the mechatronics design approach
Microprocessor Applications and Digital Signal Processing – provides knowledge for the application of microprocessor systems, aimed at single-chip embedded solutions as being appropriate to a product-orientated treatment. Also provides the knowledge of DSP algorithms and systems and an understanding of implementation technologies, designs and application areas
Research Methods – introduces the fundamentals of research methods in an engineering context. It will prepare you for the individual research project through lectures, seminars and assignments that introduce and develop the concepts, organisational structure and deliverables of a research project
Individual Project (June to September )
You will undertake a research project, either industrially based or linked to an industrial partner attached to one of the mechatronic-related research teams within the faculty or in other collaborating institutions. The project should be in an area relevant to mechatronics, where clear evidence of the ability to solve a real multidisciplinary problem is demonstrated. The project assessment involves a formal presentation, production of a technical paper and a thesis.
Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials and laboratories. You will be expected to undertake self-directed study.
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You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.
We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.
Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.
Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.
In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.
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