BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

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Introduction

Build your knowledge and practical skills in mechatronics and become a hands-on engineer with strong career prospects, with our Mechatronics degree at ARU Peterborough.

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Be one of the first students at ARU Peterborough, a brand-new university with a focus on your employability. We’ve developed our courses in collaboration with regional businesses – so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills employers need.

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On our BEng (Hons) Mechatronics course, you’ll learn how mechatronics systems work from design to build. You’ll hone your skills in systems design, development, and optimisation by working on a variety of projects and be given the tools to build something on your own from start to finish.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to design and manufacture products efficiently. You’ll also acquire project management and commercial skills that will make you a well-rounded, engineer career-ready for the engineering industry and beyond.

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Careers

As a BEng (Hons) Mechatronics graduate, your skills will be in high demand. With a global shortage of engineers, attracting more people to the profession is paramount, particularly women and people from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that an additional 50,000 engineers a year are needed to respond to 21st-century challenges.

As a mechatronics engineer you could use your technical skills across the fields of mechanical, electrical, electronic, computer and software engineering. You might work with smart technologies, robotic systems, automated systems, and computer aided manufacturing processes and systems.

Other roles could include product and prototype development, testing and installation of equipment, and engineering systems management.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships, or placements.

Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs and work experience, or even start your own business.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Masters such as MSc Engineering Management in Chelmsford.

Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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Life in Peterborough

Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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