Loughborough University of Technology
Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year) MEng (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 150 graduates of Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year) MEng (Hons) and other courses in Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
150 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £32000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £32000 £26500 - £36500 £30500 - £45500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £31346 £31542 £36569
25-75 percentile range £26650 - £35670 £23647 - £39786 £27414 - £46315

Course Description

Autonomous and robotic systems are ever growing around us; from industrial robotic arms in production chains, to robot vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, self-driving cars and drones to space robotics or any other mechatronic or autonomous system.

There is a strong strategic direction for global industry in Robotics and Automated Systems (RAS) as evidenced by a host of national and international strategy documents and networks. Companies are developing robotic and autonomous solutions and products, but now need graduate engineers with the expertise to define the technology.

The aim of this new course is to provide core skills and knowledge in robotics, mechatronics and control disciplines. The course will enable students to understand the fundamental processes and techniques in autonomous systems, blending subject such as, electronics, control, manufacturing principles, and mechanics. It combines theoretical and practical engineering principles, with application to real industrial problems.

What's the difference between MEng and BEng?

The MEng Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering degree is aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop high-flying careers within different industrial sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with the design, development and application of autonomous and robotic systems. The MEng course is the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status.

The structure of the first two years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with engineering and electrical science core skills, combined with control system design and mechanical engineering for robotics. The application of engineering and electrical science shared with the solution of industrial problems is a strong theme throughout the courses.

The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng course in the third and fourth academic years, providing enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management and application of management theory.

The MEng courses allow high calibre students to develop their understanding of the role of robotics, mechatronics and control engineering in the industrial context, over and beyond that of the BEng courses.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year) MEng (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

47% Business and public service associate professionals
11% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
8% Information Technology Professionals
7% Teaching Professionals
3% Managers, directors and senior officials
3% Natural and social science professionals
2% Finance Professionals
2% Business and public service associate professionals
2% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
2% Legal professionals

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with placement year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as Career Research and Development (CRAC) and Engineering Opportunities. Students studying any of the School’s degree courses and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service may be eligible for financial support under the Defence STEM Undergraduate Scheme.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year), MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year) MEng (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the 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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #19 
    • #299 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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