M.Sc. On Campus

Mechatronics and Automation

University of Strathclyde

12 months
23050 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Mechatronics and Automation course at University of Strathclyde  is aimed at:graduates from relevant courses, who wish to study mechatronics and automation as their chosen career


Robots and automated machines never get tired. They can work 24 hours a day, in hazardous places and are much more accurate and consistent than any human. The exciting world of mechatronics and automation engineering has the important task of bringing these machines to life, maintaining them, fixing them when they malfunction and designing and building new models. 

This Mechatronics and Automation course at University of Strathclyde trains you to:  lead mechatronic and automation product development, contribute as team members to future mechatronic product development, provide expertise as mechatronic “specialists”.


Mechatronics and automation are everywhere in industry. Robots are a key part of most production and manufacturing companies and many other organisations across the world. Consequently, mechatronics and automation career opportunities are appearing quickly, looking for skilled, specialist staff.

Working in this type of engineering can bring an immense sense of fulfilment. If you take a project from inception to completion, the rewards can know no bounds. Projects in your role could often be complicated and push your own ability, especially when so many different components are involved. You can also get a great deal of satisfaction from knowing that you are helping less humans have to work in potentially dangerous places. 

In terms of technological advancement, automation and robotics engineering is progressing quickly in its traditional home of automotive industries, but also in other areas too. Automation and mechatronics engineering are now being used in almost every sector, including within the emergency services, the military and medical professions.

Using concepts and tools provided, you will develop the skills to analyse and implement solutions for organisational competitiveness.

Potential graduate job titles include:

  • Mechatronic Automation Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Automation and Robotics Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Manufacturing Automation 
  •  Mechatronic Systems Design Techniques 
  •  Product Modelling & Visualisation 
  •  Engineering Risk Management 
  •  Project Management  
  •  Postgraduate Group Project
  •  Design Methods 
  •  Systems Thinking & Modelling 
  •  Robotics: Systems and Control 
  •  Control Principles 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first-class or second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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