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Study Mechatronics abroad

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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

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Mechatronics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in mechatronics

  • University of Liverpool Logo

    Mechatronics and Robotic Systems University of Liverpool, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 20,700 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 5 years
    • Start date September
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics / International Business RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 41,184 AUD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 5 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Mechatronics Engineering University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 34,825 AUD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date February, July, September
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  • University of Hull Logo

    Mechatronics and Robotics University of Hull, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 14,000 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Logo

    Mechatronics and Robotics Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    • Tuition fees per year 3,500 EUR
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date September
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Mechatronics graduate programs

Master's in mechatronics

  • RMIT University Logo

    Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 37,440 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Professional Engineering (Mechatronics) University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 38,095 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July, September
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  • Cranfield University Logo

    Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics Cranfield University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 20,500 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Logo

    Mechatronics Systems Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    • Tuition fees per year 3,900 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • University of Gloucestershire Logo

    Mechatronics Engineering University of Gloucestershire, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 14,250 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date September
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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.