Mechatronics Engineering BEng (Hons)

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This course is in Clearing with Spaces Available


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UCAS code: H730 112 UCAS points
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering, home applicant, full time

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

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering, international applicant, full time

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

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: H733 64 UCAS points
  • BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering, home applicant, full time

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

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

What makes this course different

  • Access state-of-the-art facilities

    Hydraulic compression and testing, digital robotic arm, 3D manufacturing, fluid dynamics channels, scanning electron microscope, CNC, plasma and laser cutting machines.

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  • Industry 4.0

    Gain the hands-on skills needed for the Industry 4.0 revolution in mechatronics engineering. Develop your mental and physical abilities to excel in this field.

  • Design Challenge

    Participate in national competitions like the IMechE Design Challenge. This hands-on experience will give you a taste of real-world engineering and help you develop the skills you need to succeed.

Course modules

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This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in mechatronics engineering but don't have the standard entry requirements.

Mental wealth; Professional Life

Analytical Mathematics

Engineering Sciences

Mathematical Applications

Physical Sciences

Introduction to Computing

Human Biology

This course combines engineering principles to design, build, and test smart and intelligent systems that integrate mechanics, electronics, control, automation, and robotics.

Mental Wealth: Engineering Profession 1

Engineering Materials

Engineering Principles

Applied Mathematics & Computing

AC Circuits and Electronic Principles

Engineering Mechanics

You'll learn about engineering processes, product design, and digital electronics. You'll learn how to combine these technologies and create your own mechatronic systems that are smart and cognitive. Develop them from imagination through to reality.

Mental Wealth: Engineering Profession 2

Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

Dynamics and Control

Applied Electronics

Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks

Quality Engineering

Industrial Sandwich Placement

This course will prepare mechatronics engineers to meet the demands of the profession, while promoting an active interest in engineering.

Capstone Project

Mental Wealth: Engineering Profession 3

Design of Mechatronics Systems

Turbomachinery and Energy Systems

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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

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Your future career

Engineering is a growth industry and currently, there is a shortage of quality engineers in the UK. Our mechatronics engineering programme is unique, placing a strong emphasis on professional life and employability skills, embedded throughout all aspects of your technical course.

Industry links

The programme is designed using the Engineering Council's attributes of Incorporated Engineer. This ensures the core skills of a 21st-century competent engineer are integrated into the curriculum.

During your course, you'll have regular contact with blue-chip companies and industry leaders in the sector, who will host visits and work placements and provide regular guest speakers to come and speak at the University of East London. You will be delivered guest sessions by industry specialists (e.g. Atkins, Costain Skanska, Siemens, Laing O'Rourke, HS2 project etc.) to strengthen your knowledge of real-world issues and how they link to the concepts, theories, principles and hands-on practical elements taught during the course.

Graduate employers

We have had a long tradition of graduate employment at Newton Equipment. We have graduates teaching design at All Saints Catholic School and the Grey Coat Hospital. Others work at Delphi Technologies.

Job roles

Throughout the course, you will develop a comprehensive professional portfolio which is your gateway to a rewarding career including product design, packaging design, exhibition design, product engineering, engineering, modelmaking, furniture design, 3D branding, service design, CAD engineer, product design teacher (PGCE), or freelance designer.

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

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, 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 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.

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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

Your academic team includes a dynamic mix of research-active industrial practitioners, renowned researchers, chartered professionals and technologists, whose combined knowledge ensures you leave with a comprehensive understanding of mechatronics engineering practice and research. You will be setting your own hands-on and research-based learning where you will evaluate and critique recent data, literature and case studies as well.

    Guided independent study

    We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. 

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. 

    Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    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. 

    The approximate percentages for this course are:

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours. 
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours. 

    Your timetable

    You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

    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

All assessments are designed to ensure that our mechatronics engineering course equips you with all of the skills required to get into the engineering sector giving you a major competitive edge. Apart from the coursework and exams, you will be assessed by using technology and other diverse modes. Your learning journey will be further supported by using technology-enhanced learning as you will also participate in learning the latest industry-standard software. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

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)

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