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Mechatronic Systems Engineering MSc

Mechatronic Systems Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechatronics Computer Systems

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for science and technology graduates as well as experienced engineers who wish to update their skills in the emerging areas of smart factories and smart cities, utilising Industry 4.0 technologies. Designed to meet the evolving demands of the industry, the course is backed by Festo, National Instruments and Siemens and is supported by the Sector Skills Council SEMTA. As a result, you will learn using the latest technologies from these organisations and work on real industry challenges. It recognises that graduates will have different levels of skills and a variety of interests related to this subject, so has been specifically designed to take a portfolio approach. This allows you to work on a wide range of projects to build your knowledge and experience specific to your own ambitions. The Industry-backed course has been jointly developed with our industrial partners to teach the very latest topics in Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

This course will focus on both hardware and software issues, bringing these together using a systems approach within the context of mechatronics. You will focus on discrete technologies, integrating technologies into mechatronic systems, and carrying out system performance analysis and optimisation. On successful completion of the programme you will be able to progress into a career in a wide range of automation industries in roles such as: Automation engineers; Security engineers for cyber-physical applications; Specialist practitioner in Internet of Things industry.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The main aim of this module is to introduce students to core technologies involved both in hardware and software technologies. These include robotics and automation equipment provided from Festo used in automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage; control systems (PLCs & HMIs) provided by Siemens and software systems such as LabVIEW provided by National Instruments as well as others.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in computer science, science or engineering. We also encourage applications from experienced engineers or graduates from wider engineering disciplines. Students with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant experience. Students without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more