12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
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Learn how to systematically apply engineering principles to complex and unpredictable real-world problems on the Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). 

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The course is suitable for engineers who have recently graduated as well as those with experience. It’s an opportunity to extend your knowledge in Intelligent Machines or update your qualifications with a view to promotion or a specialist role.

You’ll take on new knowledge and skills relating to machine intelligence, the development of intelligent machines, mechatronics systems, renewable energy technologies, condition monitoring systems and structural health monitoring systems.

Why study with us

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, our £35m Engineering Innovation Centre provides an integrated space for teaching, research and work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners.

Access world-class facilities in manufacturing, including the Intelligent Condition Monitoring, Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring, Instrumentation, Mechatronic, Tribology and Materials Testing labs, and engineering and CNC workshops, a metals and 3D workshop, and a rapid prototyping suite. 

You’ll develop the high levels of judgement, team-working, leadership, initiative, delegation and decision-making responsibilities needed for a professional career in Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines engineering.

Future careers

On successful completion of this Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , you will be eligible to apply for progression to world-leading research degrees within the University’s Jost Institute for Tribotechnology.

The MSc Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines course is intended to provide the opportunity to gain specialisation in Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines engineering and to enable graduates to become Chartered Engineers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent Machines
  • Advanced Mechatronics Systems
  • Embedded Real-Time Systems
  • Work Placement (Engineering)
  • Advanced Topics in Machine Intelligence
  • Applied Instrumentation
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject such as Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Non-standard applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have relevant experience
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Master- level studies

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Sandwich year: £1000 for the sandwich year
  • Part time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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