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Mechactronic Systems

Kingston University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
14500 GBP/year
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About

The Mechactronic Systems course at Kingston University will help you develop the multidisciplinary knowledge that the fast-moving industrial, commercial and domestic sectors demand of their technical professionals. It mostly relates to the mechanical systems that perform relatively fast and precise motions and therefore require sophisticated electronic devices and control algorithms. 

Overview

Key features

  • Academic teaching is complemented by presentations from industry experts and by industrial trips, such as the UK annual NI Days conference, held in London.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience hands on activities and projects with our state of the art robotics, autonomous systems and embedded systems facilities.
  • You will enjoy group assignments, supporting each other's learning and have opportunities to develop your ability to work in teams. You will also benefit from an industry-relevant final project. The presentation, which is part of the final project, will prepare you for your job interview.

What will you study?

Although mechatronics may be perceived in combination with robotics, as robots are indeed fast and precise mechanical systems, it also has wider applications, such as in hard-disk drives for computers, tracking cameras for surveillance applications, intelligent actuators in automotive systems and many other areas including devices used in the field of healthcare and rehabilitation, like intelligent prosthetic devices.

The hands-on approach on the course, using our state-of-the art multidisciplinary laboratories with equipment from National Instruments, Freescale, Agilent Technology, Rethink Robotics and many more, adds value to this postgraduate degree. The Mechactronic Systems course at Kingston University dovetails with research activities of the teaching staff, implementing the latest advances in our research. Utilising applied research, you have the opportunity to do your own research within an individual industry-relevant 'capstone' project. This includes preparation of a scientific paper, giving an opportunity for that first breakthrough into publishing your work.

Where this course will take you

The market for mechatronic systems is continually evolving. Graduates from this programme will be prepared for senior technical and management positions in a range of industries, including:

  • automotive engineering;
  • avionics and aerospace;
  • defence;
  • robotics;
  • autonomous systems;
  • telecoms; and
  • manufacturing.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management
  • Control Systems with Embedded Implementation
  • Mechatronic Design and Automation
  • Engineering Individual Project
  • Advanced CAD/CAM Systems
  • Advanced Control and Robotics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must normally have a good honours degree in a relevant area or academic equivalent such as Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Information Technology.
  • Exceptionally, applicants who have substantial working experience in either the computing, electronics or embedded systems areas (without a first degree) may be considered (if you can satisfy the admissions tutor of your motivation, numeracy and evidence of your ability to work at this level).
  • Overseas students must satisfy the admissions tutor that they have reached an equivalent academic standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and European Union:

  • MSc part time £5,060

Overseas (not EU): 

  • MSc part time £7,975

Funding

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