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Mechatronics BEng Hons

What will you study?

Lancaster’s Mechatronics degree programme was the first of its kind in the UK, set up in 1984 in response to employers’ needs. Thirty years later we continue to lead the field.

Accredited by both the Institution of Engineering Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, our three-year BEng and four-year MEng Mechatronics degrees are so well regarded that our graduates often go on to coordinate teams of engineers or move upwards into engineering management.

Your course takes a multi-disciplinary approach and focuses on product design and systems integration using embedded microcontrollers, computers and actuators. You will learn to master the software that drives this technology and use your new skills on individual and group projects such as equipping mobile robots with satellite navigation systems.

On graduation, you will be capable of applying new technologies, promoting advanced design and introducing new and more efficient production techniques or processes.

Where could it take you?

Many of our graduates go on to work with the companies we have strong links with, often starting on salaries in excess of £26,500 per annum. Recent Engineering graduates have embarked upon careers as electronic, mechanical, applications, design and nuclear systems engineers.

As well as specific technical knowledge, your Engineering degree teaches you skills of logical analysis, communication, problem-solving and project management. They are used by our graduates for work in design, project engineering and management, research, contracts, sales and marketing and data analysis. Our graduates also choose to continue their studies to MSc and PhD level.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: ABB to include Mathematics anda Physical Science A-level. We normally expect three A-levels.

General Studies: Accepted as one of the best 3 grades if 4 A-levels are presented

Key skills: Not included in offer

Scottish Highers: BBBBB; Advanced Higher in Mathematics is helpful.

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc:32 ptsoverall with 16 pts from best three HL courses, inc. Mathematics at higher level

BTEC: Overall grades of DDM including furtherMathematics modules

New UK 'Diploma' & Cambridge Pre-U: Contact us for information

Direct entry to second year: Appropriate qualifications include a good Higher National Diploma or Certificate in relevant subjects, or a Higher Diploma from polytechnics in Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates with other qualifications of comparable standing should write to enquire.

IELTS: 6.5

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

It will be necessary for students to purchase clothing for use in laboratories which is approximately £70. The University pays for student membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology where appropriate plus contributes to specialist software and workshop materials.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.