Kingston University
Mechatronic Systems MSc
Kingston University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston – This course is reviewed by experts from National Instruments, Thales, Atmel, Cadence, Texas Instruments, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. – This course meets, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a chartered engineer. If you also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng), you will be able to show you have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. – You will use equipment from National Instruments, Quanser, Agilent Technology, Rethink Robotics and different microcontrollers.

About this course The many applications of mechatronics include robotics, autonomous smart systems, hard-disk drives, tracking cameras, intelligent actuators in automotive systems, and intelligent prosthetics. You will be able to apply state-of-the-art control and machine learning techniques while working hands-on with robotics, autonomous unmanned platforms and facilities. You will take part in trips to the National Instruments’ NIDays conference in London. With an individual project, you may research a subject of interest, with the opportunity to publish your work.

Example modules – Control Systems with Embedded Implementation – Mechatronic Design and Automation – Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Career opportunities Graduates have gone on to roles such as control engineer, engineer and senior software developer.

Coursework and/or exams, presentations, industrial or research project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Kingston University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Mechatronic Systems MSc

EU £15400 year 1
England UK £9620 year 1
Northern Ireland £9620 year 1
Scotland £9620 year 1
Wales £9620 year 1
International £15400 year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

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Where is this programme taught

Roehampton Vale
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