Engineering (Mechatronics) - BEng Hons Degree
Course Code: ET1HE580
UCAS Code: HH73
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If you're interested in Engineering and want to know how things are integrated, designed, manufactured and made to work, this is the course for you. Mechatronics is a term defined to encompass the study of mechanical, electrical / electronic and control engineering. Through consultation with local employers, we have developed a highly industry relevant programme that delivers the knowledge, experience and general transferable skills required for employment in this broad and exciting field.
Our BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering programme will provide you with the core and specialist principles of engineering to furnish you with the required skills to enjoy an exciting career path within this diverse sector. You will have the opportunity to customise your course to follow a Mechatronics pathway, after you have sampled core engineering subjects.
The course consists of core common modules at level 4 and then develops with more subject specialisms later in the programme. Opportunities to explore software and practical subject areas such as computer aided design, microprocessors and controls & simulation are embedded within the modules to enable a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability.
A current shortage of skilled Mechatronics engineers means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates as design, production and project engineers within a variety of sectors. Many of our graduates are now employed by major companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields, BAE Systems, Airbus, NIC, GCE and Ford Motor Company as design, production, project or research and development engineers.
HNC/D with an overall Merit grade in Mechanical, General or Aeronautical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering discipline.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course will be delivered using a range of methods, which may include informal lectures, tutor-led whole group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research and seminars. This list is not exhaustive and teaching practices and methods will continue to evolve within the department. Time spent in lectures and seminars versus time devoted to independent study is as follows:
Year 1: Lectures and seminars - 24%; Independent study - 76%
Year 2: Lectures and seminars - 24%; Independent study - 76%
Students have access to outstanding specialist facilities and equipment relevant to the field of engineering.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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