Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich H674 AAA 1 October 2018 21 June 2023
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time H673 AAA 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich H672 ABB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time H671 ABB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

97%

of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles

DLHE 2015

£27,000

average starting salary

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineeringcourse overview

Autonomous and robotic systems are ever growing in the world around us; from heavy duty industrial robotic arms in production chains, to robot vacuum cleaners or lawn mowers, self-driving cars and drones to space robotics, or any other Mechatronic or autonomous system. There is a strong strategic direction for global industry in Robotics and Automated Systems (RAS) as evidenced by a host of national and international strategy documents and networks. 

The aim of this new degree course is to provide a solid foundation in Robotics, Mechatronics and Control disciplines with a primary focus on Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The course will enable students to understand the fundamental processes and techniques in autonomous systems. The course will link high quality in-class teaching with advanced hands-on activities, group work and individual projects to provide a complete learning environment.

The Wolfson School is perfectly equipped with the experience and expertise to deliver best practise in the field by recently being placed 3rd in the Guardian rankings for Mechanical Engineering and 9th for Electronic and Electrical. Teaching will draw upon knowledge from internationally recognised research areas such as Control Systems Engineering, Intelligent Automation and Systems Engineering to provide content that aligns with current industrial practice.

 

MEng and BEng courses

The MEng degree courses are aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop high flying careers within different industrial sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering.

The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. This course of four academic years allows high calibre students to develop their understanding of the role of Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering in the industrial context, over and beyond that of the BEng courses.

Our Robotics courses have a common first year – your ‘essential tool kit’. This gives the flexibility to change course at the end of Year 1 or in some cases at the end of Year 2. It also means that students starting on the BEng course can change to the MEng course if their first year performance is sufficiently strong.

Years 1 and 2 of the BEng and MEng courses are similar, but from there on, each course develops its own flavour and engineering emphasis and each student can further tailor their course with optional modules to suit personal preferences and aptitudes.

In the third and fourth academic years, the MEng courses provide enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management and application of management theory, and are offered the chance to study a language.

 

Professional recognition

Accreditation is being sought for the MEng and BEng courses with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

 

International study

All students on the MEng courses have the opportunity to study abroad in their third or final academic year. If suitable for international study then this will lead to the award of a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). A network of engineering departments from around 30 institutions throughout Europe cooperate in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), as well as opportunities with the UNITECH scheme.

Facilities

The Department is well-equipped for the study of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry with a range of specialist equipment including 400 MHz, 500 MHz and solid-state NMR spectrometers, single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers, gas and liquid chromatographs, and ion-mobility spectrometers.

Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, our brand new state-of-the-art laboratory facility. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.

Modules


Year 1 and 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Control System Design
  • Digital Systems
  • Electrical Science
  • Electronics
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Industrial Project in Robotics
  • Mechanical Engineering for Robotics
  • Mathematics
  • Vehicle Design

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Final year BEng (Hons)

The final academic year of the BEng course is structured around an individual project together with a set of Robotics, Mechatronics and Control core subjects and a selection of additional optional subjects.

 

Year 4/Final year MEng (Hons)

Year 3 and the final academic year of the MEng courses are structured around a Professional Development Group Project, and then an individual project respectively, together with a Robotics, Mechatronics and Control core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects, with the opportunity to include modules from other courses within the University during Year 3 and the final academic year.

 

Compulsory modules:

  • Applying Management TheoryDigital Interfacing and Instrumentation
  • Digital and State Space Control
  • Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality
  • Group Project (MEng only)
  • Individual Project
  • Manufacturing Automation and Control
  • Sensors and Actuators for Control
  • Systems Engineering Applications Theory
  • Systems Modelling for Control Engineering

Optional subjects:

The following example optional subjects support the BEng and MEng courses:

  • Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Engineering
  • Bioelectricity and Biophotonics Engineering
  • Communications Network Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Electronic Systems Design with FPGAs
  • Energy Storage
  • Integration of Renewables
  • Microcontroller Laboratory
  • Mobile Network Technologies
  • Understanding Complexity

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.



Assessment

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, tutorials, practical work, seminars and extensive project work. The emphasis is placed on increasing your independence and encouraging you to develop your study skills while taking part in group activities.

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

H674 Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering - MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A.
Relevant subjects include Electrical/Electronic, Computing

H673 Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering - MEng (Hons)

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A.
Relevant subjects include Electrical/Electronic, Computing

H672 Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering - BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS

A-Level
ABB including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade B.
Relevant subjects include Electrical/Electronic, Computing

H671 Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering - BEng (Hons)

A-Level
ABB including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade B.
Relevant subjects include Electrical/Electronic, Computing

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Practical Science

Practical Science is required.

Course fees 2018/19

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £20,500

You should plan for inflationary increases to fees in future years of study.

Sponsorship, scholarships and bursaries

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Students studying any of the School’s degree courses and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are highly employable and sought after. This new course gives you the skills to work anywhere in the robotics and automation world, from robotic systems on production lines, to autonomous vehicles, and domestic service robots.

Industrial placement

We are the UK's number one university for engineering placements sending over 30% more students on placement than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record).

All of our courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement in Year 3 and over 50 students take this option every year. For the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) you need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks work in a company.

We are notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, and we provide support and help for you to gain a suitable placement.

Our students

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Course

Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering

Department

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Qualifications

MEng (Hons)

Year of Study

3rd

Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H674

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: H673

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H672

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: H671