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BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

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Introduction to our Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering degree

Help to design the world we live in. Build your knowledge and practical skills in mechatronics and become a hands-on engineer with strong career prospects, with our Mechatronic Engineering degree at ARU. Explore mechanics, automation, electronics and computing on our BEng Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering degree.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Why Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering at ARU?

  • Study on a cutting-edge course developed in line with industry standards, with accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Bring the world of work to life through Live Briefs; these course modules are designed and developed with regional employers to give you exposure to ‘real world’ problem-solving.
  • Experience a holistic and applied approach to learning that integrates mechanical and electronic engineering and robotics.
  • Engage in Live Briefs, designed to give you exposure to real-world applications and help you gain the skills demanded by today's high-tech engineering landscape.
  • Get to grips with practical challenges using our dedicated engineering labs and state-of-the-art computer simulation facilities.
  • Learn from expert staff who, as seasoned researchers and experienced industry professionals, ensure course content is true-to-life, hands-on and relevant.

Mechatronics and Robotics BEng/MEng covers the integration of mechanical, electronic and intelligent control sub-systems to realise a complete system, which may be a product, machine or process.

The multidisciplinary nature of mechatronics employs design principles, processes, models, toolsets and philosophy unique to mechatronics engineers which enable the design and development of simpler, more economical and reliable systems.

Mechatronics and Robotics engineers are in short supply, and enjoy highly versatile careers due to their multidisciplinary skills.

Course options

Course options

Please note: If you're a UK student (including students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit), you can only start this course in September. If you're an international student, you can start in September or January.

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Specialist facilities

All our engineering students will use our specialist labs and equipment, including:

  • CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centre
  • industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines
  • metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines
  • welding equipment
  • electronic testing and measuring equipment
  • 3D printers
  • tensile and compressive testing machines
  • hardness testing equipment.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


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Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Accreditation for our BEng (Hons) Mechatronic and Robotics Engineering degree has been arranged with IMeche, when full student output from the course is available.


What can you do with a Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering degree?

Robotics and automation are exciting, fast-developing fields where your up-to-date knowledge and skills will be highly valued. Combined with your more general mechanical engineering skills, you’ll be in demand in industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, renewable energies, 3D printing and much more. Qualified mechanical engineers command an impressive average salary, and you could increase your earning power by progressing to senior design or project management. Your high-level numerical and problem-solving skills will also appeal to employers outside of the engineering sector, for example in IT, finance, business and education.

Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You could also choose to start a research career by progressing on to our Engineering and the Built Environment PhD. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get a discount on your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

Apply now for BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements