Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent products and systems of today and for tomorrow. These engineers will be increasingly in demand as more industries seek to apply evolutionary advances in electronics, sensor and actuators to improve products processes and services.
The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electro-mechanical systems recognized in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practice professionally and ethically.
Within two years, students will be graduated with a Diploma in Engineering Technology awarded by Auston Institute of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics awarded by De Montfort University. The award of the degree is guaranteed by the university to be identical to that awarded in the UK, in certificate, transcript rights and recognition.
Upon programme completion, students in BEng in Mechatronics will be able to Design and synthesise mechatronic products, systems, and processes, and demonstrate an innovative approach to design realization. Evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, drawn from a broad-based knowledge of engineering and technology disciplines.
- You will gain the knowledge to select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of engineering systems.
- You will learn the software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results.
- Last but not least, you will be taught to contribute to teamwork effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues.
Diploma in Engineering Technology – awarded by Auston Institute of Management, Singapore
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics – awarded by De Monfort University, UK
The award of the degree is guaranteed by the university to be identical to that awarded in the UK, in certificate, transcript, rights and recognition.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics is accredited by Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
This gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practice as professional engineers in many countries around the world.
A mechatronics engineer unites the principles of mechanics, electronics, and computing to generate a simpler, more economical and reliable system. An expert in systems engineering, capable of integrating different technologies for optimization and breakthrough solutions.
Mechatronic engineers work in all aspects of the development of the smart machine – from modelling, simulation, system analysis, design and testing right through to manufacture.
Your duties are to develop new solutions to industrial problems using mechanical and electronic processes and computer technology.
Graduates of a Bachelor degree in Mechatronics will be able to create Mechatronic products, which increase performance and efficiency in various industries. The degree itself is a combination of both electrical and mechanical engineering and seeks to fulfill industrial needs that require both fields.
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Diploma in Engineering Technology
Advance your career with the Diploma in Engineering Technology. Develop your skills that are highly valued with strong job prospects in the manufacturing and engineering industries.
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The module introduces students to the basic concepts and principles used in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The emphasis is on dc analysis, steady state DC circuit analysis and ac analysis and their use with appropriate models to investigate the characteristics of common electrical systems. Learning is enhanced through practical work and the use of computer circuit simulation.
This module aims to demonstrate the importance of mathematics to a study of engineering and to equip students with the application of the mathematical skills appropriate for an engineer. The main intended learning outcomes relate to the application of mathematical skills in the area of engineering.
Analogue Electronics Technology
This module aims to provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of semiconductor engineering and analogue electronics. It covers the essentials of semiconductor engineering and fabrication and analogue circuit design using operational amplifiers and to a lesser extent the design of amplifiers using discrete transistors. Essential circuit theory is included in the module to support the required analysis skills.
This module aims to introduce students to the technical application of digital logic circuits and microprocessors. It covers the essentials of combinational and sequential logic design together with the assembly language programming of a contemporary microprocessor. Learning is enhanced through practical work and the use of computer circuit simulation.
Data Communications and Networks
This module aims to provide knowledge of local and wide area networks) and systems architecture from the user’s point of view. It aims to gives an overall understanding of the issues and constraints involved in data communications, services and performance level provided to users. In addition, this module is also designed to provide the foundation knowledge of relevant technologies including wireless and optical computer networking.
Introduction to Programming
This course provides the fundamental concepts of programming in the language C and also this module provides an insight into how database systems are used commercially. It provides an introductory study of database theory, design and management together with some practical use of a multi-user database management system.
This module will cover both hardware and software, as well as internet connectivity for computer systems and will give a general overview of the different facets of computer administration. This module will include PC hardware, operating systems, Internet, and HTML
To act as a bridge between the classroom and the workplace for career preparation. Internship provides students with the opportunity to convert their soft-skills learned in the academic world, into hard skills that are relevant to their careers. This provides our students with a documented work experience and the opportunity to network with potential co-workers and future employers. Internship are also a vehicle for companies to scout for talent; and for interns to find out more about prospective employers. Students must also meet the specific learning outcomes for this module, with the performance statements that are to be outline by employer.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics
Our Mechatronics Honours degree programme equips students with smart technology knowledge, understanding robotics integration for the fourth industrial revolution.
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The Applied Electronics module provides an insight into some practical applications of electronics. It takes a number of electronic and electrical systems and breaks them into constituent parts. In doing this, emphasis is placed on system analysis and therefore provides an approach to studying electronic and electrical engineering that is complementary to the design led modules. Practical examples will be presented in order to develop the skills of analysis, examples may come inter alia from the broadcast, automotive RF (radio frequencies) and biomedical fields. Students will be then able to apply these skills to case studies in order to analyse a given system and break it down to fundamental circuit blocks which are governed by the fundamental principles and laws already covered in the analogue and digital modules.
Embedded Systems and Drives
The module covers the use of microprocessor-based systems to control home appliances or industrial equipment that may or may not include electrical motors in their structure. The issues discussed in this module include description of embedded systems, basic aspects of C programming for embedded systems, interrupts, shared-data problems, the use of sub-routines/co-routines/semaphores and real-time operating systems (RTOS). Basic aspects of control systems are also discussed, including the use of artificial intelligence techniques. Main types of electrical motors, their associated power converters, control strategies and the role of electrical motors in typical equipment and appliances are presented.
Electromagnetics is one of the fundamental topics uniting electronics with physics and mathematics. Without a knowledge of electromagnetics, devices ranging from high frequency integrated circuits and antennas to electric motors cannot be properly understood and therefore efficiently designed. This module develops an understanding of theory, numerical modelling and experimental practices relevant to this most central of electronics disciplines. The theoretical aspects of the course are mathematical, however, the delivery of the material will develop the mathematics simply as a ‘short-hand’ way of describing physical phenomena. Many practical examples will be given throughout the delivery.
Projects require planning to meet often stringent budget limitations and competitive delivery dates. Therefore, all projects need to be planned, scheduled, costed and completed within given projections. They require also the management of stakeholder expectations, which include an agreed level of quality and an accepted level of risk. Project management is the control of this disparate and often multidisciplinary subject. The project management module presents some of the background, theory and practice to enable students to appreciate the importance and practice of professional project management in their professional and academic development.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
This module acts as an advanced modern engineering mathematics course for engineering students. The module teaches the key aspects of transform theory and vector calculus. It provides an accessible introduction to advanced modern engineering mathematics with an emphasis on the skill of problem solving. This module is primarily aimed at students studying in the fields of electronic, and communications.
Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics
The module provides two important components of engineering science, i.e. theory of machines and fundamental principles of thermodynamics. The first part further develops understanding and practical skills in kinematical and dynamical analysis of basic mechanisms. Different types of mechanical transmission systems such as four bar linkage, slider crank, fixed axis and epicyclical gear trains, belt systems and clutches are used as illustrative case studies.
The second part of the module delivers fundamental thermodynamic principles starting with the definition of thermodynamics systems and the first law of thermodynamics and its applications. A range of reversible and irreversible processes and the use and application of steam and other fluid tables are also covered. The module also covers the second law of thermodynamics and its applications and thermodynamic cycles such as Carnot cycle and refrigeration and heat pump cycles.
Power Electronics and Generation
This module introduces and gives the student an understanding of the field of Power Electronics from basic switching power supply principles to modern vector-controlled motor drives. Renewable energy power conversion is also covered. The module reflects the very wide knowledge base associated with the field of power electronics drawing on knowledge of power semiconductors, control, signal processing, DSP and embedded systems. Synchronous machine generation is also covered providing a basic insight into conventional electromagnetic AC power generation.
The module will be delivered using formal lectures and tutorials, with the students working on laboratory experiments which form the basis for the coursework component of the assessment.
Dynamics and Control
The module builds on the material developed in the engineering sciences in earlier modules of the course. In particular, it further develops understanding of the fundamentals of vibrations and rigid body dynamics and their application to the analysis and solution of problems in engineering and engineering design. The control part will focus on applying control principles to mechanical systems. This will cover theoretical aspects and practical implementation using computer control and PLC control. The module will also consider basic mechanical sensors and actuators. Delivery of the taught material is illustrated with case study examples and applications where appropriate.
The material is delivered via a structured programme of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory exercises. Practice exercises are provided for self-directed study which is supported in tutorial sessions. The laboratory exercises are practical investigations aimed at supporting and reinforcing the understanding of principles and concepts as well as developing measurement, experimental and reporting skills. The module is assessed by an end examination together with a coursework component consisting of written laboratory reports and an assignment.
The objective of this module is to provide level 6 students studying an engineering degree with an insight and understanding into the approach and philosophy of mechatronics. Furthermore the module demonstrates the essential features of mechatronics and its application in realising innovative modern engineering design.
The role of mechatronics and its relevance to modern engineering will feature in terms of product design, machine design, and process design. ‘Systems’ approach to engineering design via a number of case studies will be covered as part of the module
The ‘individual project module’ will allow students to engage in a substantial piece of individual research and or product development work focused on a topic relevant to their specific discipline. The topic may be drawn from a variety of sources including; their placement experience, research groups, the company in which they are employed or a subject of personal interest (provide a suitable supervision is available).
The chosen topic has to provide a suitable challenge to the student.
The chosen topic will require the student to formulate problems, conduct literature reviews, determine solutions, evaluate information, develop hardware & software as appropriate, process data, critically appraise and present their finding using a variety of media. To help prepare students for this, seminars will run at the start of the course, including an important session run by the Kimberlin Library which will build on the research and reporting skills developed in the earlier years of the student’s program of study, to provide them with a more advanced tool-kit for information searching.