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Mechatronics (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton

12 months
24400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Mechatronics (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton combines electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. You’ll learn to design and build using advanced electrical systems. This course combines traditional aspects of mechanical engineering with specialisms from other areas, so you can adapt your study to your career plans. 


Course Details

This Mechatronics (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is for you if you studied engineering, maths or physical sciences, and want to specialise in mechatronics. 

On this course you’ll learn the fundamental science, methods, analysis and engineering applications to start a career in mechatronic engineering. You’ll have the opportunity to design robots and build machines as part of your study. 

You’ll learn about mechanical engineering, electrical systems and control. As part of this MSc in mechatronics, you’ll select optional modules on topics like robotics and automotive propulsion. 

We’ll teach you to use advanced electrical systems and understand the impact and use of control systems, instrumentation and sensors.  

You’ll learn from academics at the forefront of their fields, they teach the latest in technology advancements. You’ll also receive guidance and support from our Electro-Mechanical Engineering Research Group. Studying at Southampton gives you access to a global network of companies, shared facilities and specialist expertise to enhance your learning.

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

This master’s course will prepare you for a career in mechatronics engineering and allow you to work in a range of application sectors. These sectors have a reputation for offering good starting salaries and excellent career progression opportunities.  

In the UK, our graduates work across different organisations and application areas, including in the following sectors: 

  • aerospace  
  • automotive 
  • power generation 
  • biomedical  
  • finance  

In addition to engineering careers, many of our graduates go into other employment such as finance and consultancy, where the numeracy and communication skills you'll develop on the course are highly valued.  

You'll graduate with excellent analytical, project management and leadership skills. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Active Control of Sound and Vibration
  • Advanced Electrical Systems
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science (AMES)
  • Advanced Computational Methods 
  • Advanced Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring
  • Automotive Propulsion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in one of the following subjects: 

  • engineering 
  • maths 
  • physical sciences 
  • an engineering-related subject 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £24,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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