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Mechatronic Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Engineering
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

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Gain the skills to design intelligent machines, from electric vehicles to large-scale industrial robots. You’ll learn how to design systems that rely on mechanical elements, electrical power, sensing and control. The growing complexity of electro-mechanical systems has led to a need for engineers with this skill set, so you’ll have excellent job prospects when you graduate.

You’ll develop your engineering skills and gain specialist knowledge in an area of mechatronics that interests you. This includes the latest research developments in fields such as energy harvesting, sensors and mechatronics in healthcare. You’ll work in fully equipped electronics labs and a high-spec computer lab.

The projects typically involve experimental work or the development of a prototype system. The wide range of topics on offer reflect our academics’ research interests, so you’ll be supervised by an expert in your chosen field. Past projects include:

  • the development of an energy-harvesting carpet

  • use of a capaciflector (a sensor that enables robots to avoid collisions) to build a heart monitor

You’ll undertake practical work throughout the degree, including lab work and projects that involve designing and building mechatronics components and systems.

This mechatronic engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of:

  • fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer

  • partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

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