University of East London
Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons)
University of East London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The focus of technology related economy is drastically shifting towards autonomous mechatronic systems, automation and robotics, controlled remotely via smart technology. In 2019, automation and robotics/ mechatronics engineers were the second most in-demand. The demand is also expected to grow rapidly in the next 10 years.

This course provides you with analytics and scientific knowledge to design integrated electronics, controls, computers and moving parts. You’ll develop problem-solving expertise by creating practical solutions to problems that are directly relevant to industrial needs. Our course has been carefully designed by experts in the field of mechanical engineering to help prepare students for professional practice in the world of interdisciplinary technology.

You'll have access to the very latest equipment and resources to carry out this work. All of which will prepare you for a wide range of future careers. During your course, you’ll have regular contact with blue chip companies and industry leaders in the sector, who will host visits and work placements and provide regular guest speakers to come and speak at the University of East London.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons) at University of East London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Mechatronics and Robotics.

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
14 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.


Salary of Graduates of Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons) at University of East London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons) 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 £27500 £29000 £34500
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £34000 £18500 - £36000 £23000 - £46000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Mechatronics and Robotics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29034 £31139 £35745
25-75 percentile range £25120 - £33812 £24940 - £38454 £28506 - £43641

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons) at University of East London

35% Engineering professionals
15% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Sales occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Administrative occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

64 UCAS points

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year), BEng (Hons).

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

University of East London 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 Mechatronics Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons)

EU £13500 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £13500 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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, 2023

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of East London in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Mechatronics and Robotics in the UK?

  • Advice for Students in Mechatronics and Engineering | PTC Academic
  • Mechatronics - Build Whatever You Want (Or Just be Michael Reeves)
  • A Day in the Life of a Mechatronics Engineering Student | Robotics Engineering
  • Student To Startup In a Year- Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

About University of East London

The University of East London, often abbreviated to UEL, states their goal being to become the leading careers-focused university in the United Kingdom. UEL operates from three different campuses; Stratford Campus, Docklands Campus, and University Square Stratford. The Docklands Campus is the largest of the three campuses, and is just a 15-20 minute walk away from Central London, and 10-15 minutes away from Canary Wharf by train.

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Where is this programme taught

Docklands Campus
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