MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering – Top Up

The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of mechatronics engineering recognised in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the programme will:
• address industry’s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of mechatronics engineering, and apply them to the analysis and synthesis of engineering products and systems across the engineering sector
• enable students to pursue professional careers in the mechatronics engineering field at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook
• furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of electrical engineering, electronics and mechanical engineering science, enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate approach to solve engineering problems
• engender a top-down, systems approach to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of mechatronics products and systems.
• provide a broadly based education in electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering and design allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within the engineering field.
• require students to participate in a group project where the project team members are drawn from a range of cognate engineering disciplines
• develop the ability to research unfamiliar subject areas in mechatronics engineering and cognate disciplines, thereby enhancing the creative aspects of engineering design and innovation
• require the application of the knowledge and skills, in an appropriate industrial environment, thereby broadening the student’s knowledge of industrial procedures and practices

Course Type

Full Time / Part Time

Course Commencement Dates

April / May - (BEng (Hons) is Part-Time while MEng (Hons) is Full Time)

Duration

4 Years / 3 Years (At the successful completion of Level 6, an exit point exists so that the student is able to receive BEng (Hons) Degree. If the student opts not to take BEng (Hons) Degree he/she may proceed to Level 7 and obtain MEng (Hons) Degree.)

Course Modules

Level 6 Semester 1 and 2

6MA011

Economic, Social, Ethical and Environmental (20 credits)

6MA021

Signal Processing II (20 credits)

6MA025

Mechatronic System Design (20 credits)

6MA026

Control Engineering I (20 credits)

6MA017

Individual Research Project (40 credits)

Level 7 Semester 1 and 2

7MA011

Robotics - Sensors and Control (20 credits)

7MA014

Condition Monitoring (20 credits)

7MA016

Control Engineering II (20 credits)

7MA017

Business Management and Advanced Analytical Methods (20 credits)

7MA012

Group Research Project (40 credits)

Entry Requirements

Level 6 Entry:

GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Maths and Science or equivalent AND
• Pearson HND in relevant field OR
• HNDE in relevant field from SLIATE OR
• NDT in relevant field from Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa OR
• NDES in relevant field from Institute of Engineering Technology
Level 7 Entry:
BEng Entry requirements and English Language requirements AND
• Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division

Job Opportunities

The Mechatronics subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industrial activities, as well as offering a gateway to all levels in the education sector. Mechatronics graduates have followed career paths as diverse as research and development within aerospace companies through to secondary school teaching. In the contemporary industrial environment, the approach to problem solving, design, and research and development activities is to form multidisciplinary teams, thereby ensuring that all avenues are explored and evaluated. The Mechatronics engineer is well placed in this structure, since the ethos of the subject is broad based. The programme enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within a relatively short time. Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the Department.
The transferable skills gained during the programme, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing