Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)

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UCAS code: H731 112 UCAS points
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: H732 64 UCAS points
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

What makes this course different

Hands on practice

Gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date theories and hands-on work within automation, computing, mechanical systems, robotics and related wider engineering sectors.

Industry 4.0

This programme will prepare you for industry readiness through engagement with industry experts and real work experience, within the core elements of learning and assessment.

Chartered engineer status

If you're doing well at the end of your second year, you can switch to the MEng course, gaining funding, adding a fourth year of study and putting yourself on course to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Course modules

Our mechatronics engineering programme is a combination of maths, science, technology and management. Throughout your studies, you will gain not only an understanding of general engineering principles but also a range of transferable skills. You have a chance to broaden and deepen your knowledge in a wide range of mechatronics engineering subjects.

Optional placement year available. The programme is designed using the Engineering Council's attributes of Incorporated Engineer. This is ensuring the core skills required for a 21st century competent engineer, as elaborated by the Engineering Council, are well-integrated into the programme's curriculum.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

This programme will give you sufficient width and depth to meet the demands of a career in mechatronics engineering and enable you to progress to the status of Chartered Engineer as well.

Industry links

We have links with Siemens, Atkins Realis, HS2 and Hitachi.

Graduate employers

In your career, you will design, develop, maintain and manage engineering systems that have cutting-edge sophisticated technology. Some potential destinations for students are, aerospace, automotive, railways, defence, manufacturing and marine engineering.

Job roles

You will have a key role in areas such as design, research, and development, sales, production management, safety, and quality. You could apply new solutions to industrial problems using mechanical and electronic engineering and computer technology; such as for robotic vehicles for underwater exploration.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

If you decide to continue your studies, you'll have the option of taking a one-year MSc course in Civil Engineering to pursue Chartered Engineer status.

People working in engineering
Global engineering including UK-based companies are in desperate need of qualified technology specialists and problem solvers. As a chartered engineer and department lead, we have ensured that the curriculum is designed to integrate you into managing and further revolutionising Industry 4.0. This qualification has a significant focus on employability and professional skills and it will aid you to catalyse your professional career progression!"
Prof Fawad Inam

Head of Engineering and Computing (Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers)

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Teaching and learning are undertaken by incorporating the practical and laboratory work you do for your coursework, and laboratory assignments including simulation studies to facilitate and enhance the student learning experience. These methods are in addition to the lectures and tutorials, directed readings, group exercises, specialist lectures and project work.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. 

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Academic support

Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment involves formative and summative methods and includes coursework assignments, laboratory work, group work, phase tests and end-of-modules examinations for year 2 and year 3. The style of presentation and complexity of coursework vary depending on the year and nature of the module being assessed. Appropriate tasks are therefore matched to the situation. Continuous assessment is undertaken in the first year, rather than an end-of-module exam.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and staff say

Mugdad Alkhateeb
The University of East London is an excellent choice for students looking for a diverse and inclusive educational experience. Its focus on practical skills, combined with a supportive community of students and staff prepares graduates to succeed in their careers and make a positive impact on the world."

Mugdad Alkhateeb

Lecturer in Construction Engineering Management

Dr Aaron Kans
It is a huge privilege and honour to be able to make a difference to people's lives, from all backgrounds, and to be part of a university that offers these transformational opportunities to students that may have not been given these opportunities before."

Dr Aaron Kans

Head of Department (Computer Science & Digital Technologies)