"Developed in collaboration with our long-term industry partners Siemens, Festo and National Instruments, this degree prepares highly skilled practitioners to meet the demands of emerging fields"
Professor Mehmet Karamanoglu, Head of Design Engineering and Mathematics
New digital technologies are transforming the workplace as companies improve their operational efficiencies and grow using new hybrid business models. This Master's degree develops your career with this in mind, giving you the knowledge and skills to develop and work with the next generation of smart technologies.
Why study MSc Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Middlesex University?
This course is designed for science and technology graduates as well as experienced engineers who wish to update their skills in the emerging areas of smart factories and smart cities, utilising Industry 4.0 technologies.
Designed to meet the evolving demands of the industry, the course is backed by Festo, National Instruments and Siemens and is supported by the Sector Skills Council SEMTA. As a result, you will learn using the latest technologies from these organisations and work on real industry challenges.
It recognises that graduates will have different levels of skills and a variety of interests related to this subject, so has been specifically designed to take a portfolio approach. This allows you to work on a wide range of projects to build your knowledge and experience specific to your own ambitions.
The Industry-backed course has been jointly developed with our industrial partners to teach the very latest topics in Mecatronic Systems Engineering
Our dedicated facilities in the new Ritterman Building open in Autumn 2016 and are equipped with industry standard equipment in electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutioins
Opportunity to focus on a particular technological aspect and specialise or take a broader view of the technologies involved
State-of-the-art networking facilities using the latest wired and mobile solutions
All the essential software needed to study the course is provided, including STEP-7, LabVIEW and SolidWorks
What will you study on the MSc Mechatronics Systems Engineering degree?
This master's degree has been designed in response to the changing demands of graduate engineers as a result of the recent developments in digital technologies now manifesting themselves as the Industry Internet of Things (IIoT).
The content of the course will focus on both hardware and software issues, bringing these together using a systems approach within the context of mechatronics. In preparing the course, Festo, National Instruments and Siemens have all provided significant input to shape the content and make it directly relevant to industry using Industry 4.0 practices.
What will you gain?
Developed in partnership with industry for industry, this course is designed to lead to employment, in sector and on graduation. The course benefits from support that spans over 20 years of partnership with industry. The course is developed in stages, taking a portfolio approach. In stage one, focus is put on discrete technologies, introducing essential concepts. Stage two is about integrating these technologies into mechatronic systems, and carrying out system performance analysis and optimization. The third stage of the course is an individual project which can be studied with an industrial partner or a company in the UK or abroad,enabling you to develop your own specialised interests.
Mechatronics Systems (Hardware and Software Portfolio) - 60 credits - Compulsory
The main aim of this module is to introduce students to core technologies involved both in hardware and software technologies. These include robotics and automation equipment provided from Festo used in automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage; control systems (PLCs & HMIs) provided by Siemens and software systems such as LabVIEW provided by National Instruments as well as others.
Mechatronics Systems (Systems Integration Portfolio) - 60 credits - Compulsory
This module will introduce systems necessary to integrate the hardware and software systems along with sensors (or sensor networks) to form Smart Factories, making use of various network protocols (wired and mobile) along with the relevant safety and security systems.
Individual Project - 60 credits - Compulsory
The Individual Project module is a self-proposed piece of work that enables the individual to specialise in an area that is of interest to them. The project is supervised as one-to-one and allows the individual to work in alone, in a research group or in industry.
How is the MSc Mechatronic Systems Engineering degree taught?
The course is taught through a series of practical workshops as well as self-directed study in three phases lasting 12 weeks each.
Each three-month block covers one of the 60-credit modules, with each block broken into smaller chunks so that various subjects can be covered. You will also have a a choice of topics throughout the modules, leading to an individualised learning experience.
Specialist facilities have been developed on campus exclusively for this degree and you will be taught how to use them by a number of experienced staff as well as specialists seconded from the industry partners involved in creating the programme. In addition, there are technical tutors and Graduate Academic Assistants to support the individual student during and after formal class situations.
What are the entry requirements for MSc Mechatronic Systems Engineering?
We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in a numerate discipline, such as mathematics, physics, computer science or other scientific disciplines. We also encourage applications from experienced engineers or graduates from wider engineering disciplines.
Candidates with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant experience.
Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.