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BEng (Hons)

Mechatronics & Intelligent Machines

Product Design and Development Engineer - Level 6
6 Years
February 2024
Campus Taught

Gain practical engineering experience on our Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines degree apprenticeship. Learn how to apply engineering principles to complex and unpredictable real-world problems.

Why study with us

  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre is located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK. It provides an integrated space for teaching, research and work on live projects with commercial partners.
  • You'll have access to industry-standard facilities in manufacturing. Including Intelligent Condition Monitoring, Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring, Instrumentation, Mechatronic, Tribology and Materials Testing labs. As well as engineering and CNC workshops, a metals and 3D workshop, and a rapid prototyping suite. 
  • You’ll be tutored by world-class academics with both industry and research experience.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship, you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

Who is this course for?

Are you an able and motivated individual looking to develop the skills, knowledge and exposure required by industries today?

If so then our BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines degree apprenticeship could be for you. We'll equip you with a thorough understanding of mechanical engineering principles and practices. And train you using state-of-the-art facilities and industry-standard software.

Overview and opportunities

  • Hear from internal and external expert speakers from the industry. These guest lectures provide invaluable insight into the needs and roles of Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines engineers and can open further career opportunities.
  • You’ll develop a critical understanding and systematic use of the key aspects of mechatronics systems engineering including acquisition of intelligent machines.
  • Learn to accurately use established techniques of analysis. Including knowledge of a range of simulation methods in engineering design and analysis.

Module overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Future careers and job role

On this engineering degree apprenticeship course, you'll gain specialist skills in mechatronics and intelligent machines engineering. It is a good base for a career in a range of roles associated with system engineering, test engineers and maintenance engineering. 


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Information for employers

An apprentice is employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification. Usually, they'll study for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards, your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to either succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits to the employer

  • Successful graduates will have an increased ability and skillset within the sector. This will enhance a company’s reputation with external consumers, through investing in their own workforce.
  • Apprenticeships can provide a way to develop your business and the leaders of tomorrow. While also creating a more motivated and productive workforce.
  • Apprenticeships can provide a way to a succession plan, enabling specific skill sets to be retained within your business.

This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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