University of Southampton
Mechatronic Engineering MEng (Hons)
University of Southampton

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in 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 £31000 £33000 £40000
25-75 percentile range £28500 - £36000 £28500 - £39500 £33000 - £48000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30425 £31682 £36736
25-75 percentile range £25861 - £34313 £25601 - £39326 £29731 - £45361

Course Description

Mechatronic engineering combines electrical and mechanical engineering to find solutions for systems that rely on mechanical elements, electrical power, sensing and control.

Our four-year MEng Mechatronic Engineering degree builds on our BEng programme and has been specifically designed to meet the increasing demand from industry for engineers with cross-disciplinary skills in the field of robotics, flexible manufacturing, electromechanical power systems and electrical power transmission and distribution systems. You’ll investigate the problems of combining microelectronics, electrical and mechanical components into electromechanical devices or systems such as micro-machines, electric vehicles and industrial robots.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Southampton is ranked first in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023). We have an unrivalled reputation for our facilities, and have recently invested £8m in our teaching labs. We also have a £100m state-of-the-art interdisciplinary clean room complex and high-voltage laboratory.

You’ll be prepared by renowned teaching staff to work in a wide variety of areas and fields; we have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. You’ll benefit from our own Careers Hub who run an annual careers fair and our dedicated startup incubator, Future Worlds, supporting student enterprise.

Our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and we are members of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UK-ESF) and IET Power Academy.

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 Mechatronic Engineering MEng (Hons) at University of Southampton

60% Elementary occupations
15% Caring personal services
15% Information Technology Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
0% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
0% Business and public service associate professionals
0% Health associate professionals
0% Other Health Professionals

Grading & Study Time

A range of assessment methods are used on this programme to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These include written examinations and assessments, in-class tests, design exercises, programming exercises, oral presentations, assessed laboratories and group work exercises.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

with no component below 6.0

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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Mechatronic Engineering, MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Mechatronic Engineering MEng (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £27400 year 1
International £27400 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

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further details and updates :

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 University of Southampton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Southampton in related subject specific rankings.


    • #8 
    • #145 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, often abbreviated to Soton, is a research university located in Southampton, England. Although the university was founded in 1862, it has only enjoyed full university status from 1952 onwards. The university has five campuses in total, with the main one based in the Highfield area of Southampton.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Highfield Campus
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