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Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019.  Students will change campus part way through this course. Find out more

On completion,graduates are awarded a MEng (Hons) degree from Ulster University and a Master's degree in Mechatronic Systems from Hochschule Augsburg.


Study Mechatronic Engineering + German Masters Degree at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Within this programme you will study for a semester at a partner institution in Germany, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. This will lead to a second award of Masters in Mechatronic Systems. During this study period all lectures and assessments are delivered in English.

Expanding upon the knowledge gained in the first four years (3 in study, 1 in industry), this course will allow you to choose specialist subjects in the fifth year. This will enable you to extend your knowledge in an area of interest to you, or an area which will provide further career opportunities.

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About this course

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Core to this degree is the Industrial Placement, in which you will take up employment in an engineering company, within the UK or worldwide. This industrial placement provides an important real world context for your studies and also allows you to gain relevant industrial experience, which is beneficial when applying for graduate positions.

Associate awards

Diploma in Professional Practice DPP

Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS

Find out more about placement awards


Duration and Mode of Attendance

Full-time: five years (including placement).

Typically 18-20 timetabled hours per week between 09.15 am and 5.15 pm. There are no timetabled activities on Wednesday afternoons.

Start dates

  • September 2016
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is 340 UCAS tariff points to include grades AB to include GCE A level Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Design and Technology or Engineering.


The requirement for this course is successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a related Engineering subject area with overall award profile of DDD to include at least 11 unit distinctions. Also requires a minimum Distinction in a unit of Further Mathematics.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Overall Irish Leaving Certificate Highers requirement for this course is 340 UCAS tariff points to include A1A1A1B1 (typical grade profile) including a minimum of A2 in Higher Level Mathematics and one other Higher Level subject from Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Biology, Technology, Technology and Design or Engineering.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is AAAAB to include minimum of AA in Maths and another science subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is AAB to include Mathematics and a science subject.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate Diploma requirement for this course is a minimum of 28 points to include 14 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and a grade 5 in another Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

MEng entry is not available directly from an Access course.


GCSE Grade C (or above) in English Language (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Teaching and learning assessment

Teaching Methods

Formal lectures are supplemented by tutorials and laboratory investigations, as appropriate. Practical ‘hands on’ laboratory sessions are an integral part of many modules throughout all years. Case studies and group mini-project work are also extensively used. In the final year there is a major individual project.


Generally, a combination of continuous assessment and examination is employed in each module. Continuous assessment includes class tests, library and laboratory based assignments, and individual and group project work. Some modules across all years are continuously assessed.

Exemptions and transferability

Applicants who have successfully completed studies equivalent in content and level to the Year 1 modules are considered for direct entry into Year 2. Students who choose not to undertake the opportunity of study in Germany can transfer to the linked MEng Mechatronic Engineering.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

Job prospects in a wide range of engineering industries are excellent with the majority of graduates finding employment within four months of graduation. Graduates with a MEng Hons, first class or upper second class award all satisfy the requirements for a wide range of postgraduate research posts and scholarships in electronic, computing, mechatronic and biomedical engineering.

Mechatronic Engineering graduates have career opportunities within a wide range of sectors, including semiconductors, power, renewable energy, software, hardware design, embedded systems, control, automation, manufacturing, product design and development.

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


Applications for full time undergraduate courses are made through UCAS

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016

Fees and funding

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Scholarships, awards and prizes

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering Prize list is available at :


Faculty Office

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305


Course Director: Chris Rea

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 8825