By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Studee through cookies. Studee cookies policy

Study mechatronics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying mechatronics as an international student.

Explore mechatronics programs abroad

See other programs in mechatronics

Mechatronics degrees abroad

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary subject that combines a number of areas including electrical, software and mechanical engineering. Often referred to as mechatronic engineering, it’s instrumental in the development of systems that control physical motion like those found in robotic applications and industrial automation.

Examples of mechatronics can be found all around us, from everyday objects like washing machines and autofocus cameras, to cutting edge robotic technology such as interplanetary explorers and airplanes.

Choosing to study mechatronics abroad means you’ll be able to access the best programs and facilities from universities from all over the world. If you have a passion for creative problem solving and have an aptitude for engineering, then mechatronics could be the perfect degree for you.

Mechatronics program structure

You can study mechatronics at a range of levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate. As an undergraduate mechatronics is available as a BSc or BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) depending on the country and university you study at. There is usually not much difference between the two, but a BEng tends to involve more practical elements.

You can sometimes convert a BEng to an MEng after the first or second year - this means you’ll study for an extra year and earn a master’s level degree. Undergraduate engineering programs can last between three and five years, and as a postgraduate you can study a mechatronics MSc over one or two years.

Most mechatronics programs are taught through lectures, small group seminars and practical laboratory work. A lot of your time will be spent in laboratory sessions where you’ll be able to develop your practical skills and reinforce what you’ve learned in lectures. You’ll be assessed through a mixture of written essays, project reports and exams, with a research project in your final year.

The program structure and curriculum of each mechatronics degree course will differ depending on things like the university you study at and the level of degree you study. However, there are some modules and subjects most programs will cover, including:

  • Engineering mathematics
  • Engineering design
  • Applied robotics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Control systems
  • Electromechanical engineering
  • Automation engineering

Types of mechatronics degrees

How to study mechatronics abroad

  1. Universities & programs

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations

  2. Application assistance

    Be guided through your application process

  3. Visa & embassy guidance

    Maximise your chances of being granted a visa

  4. Enrollment & travel advice

    Get support all the way to your first day at university

Speak to a personal advisor (free service)

Mechatronics study abroad programs

Mechatronics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in mechatronics

  • false

    Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics / International Business - BEng
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    41,184 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics / International Business
  • false

    Mechatronics Engineering - BMech
    University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    34,825 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics Engineering
  • false

    Mechatronics and Robotics - BEng
    University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics and Robotics
  • false

    Mechatronics and Robotics - BMech
    Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    3,500 EUR
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics and Robotics
  • false

    Mechatronics and Robotic Systems - BEng
    Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,333 RMB
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics and Robotic Systems
See all bachelor's degrees in mechatronics

Certificate in mechatronics

  • false

    Mechatronics - Cert
    Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics
See all undergraduate certificates in mechatronics

Mechatronics graduate programs

Master's in mechatronics

  • false

    Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) - MEng
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering)
  • false

    Professional Engineering (Mechatronics) - MProf
    University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    38,095 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
    Show program overview about Professional Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • false

    Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics - MSc
    Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    20,500 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics
  • false

    Mechatronics Systems - MMech
    Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    3,900 EUR
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics Systems
  • false

    Mechatronics Engineering - MSc
    University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,250 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Mechatronics Engineering
See all master's degrees in mechatronics

Future mechatronics careers

A degree in mechatronics opens the door to a varied career in exciting industries. Most programs will prepare you to work in several areas including mechatronic engineering, design engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering.

Some of the most popular roles mechatronics graduates go into include:

  • Design engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Automation engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Robotics technician
  • Data scientist
  • Software engineer

If you know what career you want to pursue once you’ve left university, make sure you choose a program that covers the subjects and areas you’re interested in. Many universities give you the chance to spend time on a placement working in the industry, which can be a great way to work out what career you want after graduation.