- A level requirements: ABB
- UCAS code: HH67
- Study mode: Full-time
- Length: 3 years
Immerse yourself in technologies in the areas of mechanical, control and electrical engineering, electronics, and computing. Mechatronics and Robotic Systems covers everything from driverless cars and automated robots at manufacturing assembly lines, to remotely operated vehicles on Mars.
You’ll receive a thorough grounding in a range of electrical and computer control systems, and technologies in mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering and computing.
Whilst many products are essentially mechanical in nature, most could not function without electrical and computer control systems. There are also numerous automotive applications; modern high-performance cars have more than 100 computers hidden in the engine management system, anti-lock brakes, active suspension control and elsewhere. Engineers with experience in mechatronics and robotic systems are therefore in high demand.
We work closely with industry leaders to develop all of our programmes. Building on the core principles of electrical/electronic engineering, you will develop advanced skills in and experience with industry standard tools, technologies and working methods.
Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.
The module comprises of two parts Digital Electronics and Integrated Electronics. For the Digital part, students are provided with the knowledge of number systems, laws of Boolean algebra and introduced to the basic methods for designing combinational and sequential logic circuits. For the Integrated part, students are introduced to various silicon electronic devices and provided with the opportunity to understand the basic principles of silicon microelectronics designs processes including designing layouts for simple circuit.
Fundamental course on circuit analysis techniques.
This module aims to introduce students to fundamental electronic devices (diodes and transistors), and how these devices are used in amplifier and switching circuits. The module is assessed via two laboratory sessions (20%) and two coursework online assignments (80%).
Introductory module that teaches practical skills for electrical engineering students, focusing on basic laboratory skills. The practical skills are linked with theory presented in other Year 1 modules including those on analogue and digital electronics. The module also includes an introduction to a technical programming language (MATLAB) and an introduction to some of the ethical and sustainability issues that face modern engineers.
This module covers electromechanics, including the principles and construction of DC and AC machines, transformers and linear actuators.
This module is an introductory course to the C computer programming language. The module provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of C programming (variables, data types, operators, pointers, arrays, strings, structures, functions, input/output operations and flow control) and the software development method (specification, analysis, design, implementation/coding and testing).
This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and theory of how engineering structures work to sustain loads. It will also show how stress analysis leads to the design of safer structures. It will also provide students with the means to analyse and design basic structural elements as used in modern engineering structures.
Mathematics for students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, to support their technical modules.
Basic mathematics for students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, concentrating on those groups of students who have, on the average, weaker preparation for University level Maths such as entrants with the BTEC qualification (but not limited to that group). Exam practice is another important component of this module. This module follows on from ELEC191
This module covers two areas. In digital electronics, it covers topics which build on the basic knowledge gained in the first year digital electronics programme and learning some hardware description language (HDL) programming. In microprocessor systems, it introduces the topic from the basics describing how a microprocessor works and learning some assembly language programming.
Dynamic systems are encountered in most engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering. These systems require specific techniques to be analysed for design or monitoring purpose.
In this module, students will learn the main methods for analysing dynamic systems in time and frequency domains. They will learn how to solve dynamical problems, how to evaluate and control the stability, the accuracy and the rapidity of a dynamical system.
This module will be mainly delivered through class lectures and assessed through a final exam. Additionally, students will be taught some experimental techniques related to second-order dynamical systems through an assessed laboratory work.
This module is aimed at equipping students with tools to analyse inter-related electrical circuits and systems and to provide students with an introduction to the components and composition of an electric power system. It also covers the different primary energy sources and the way in which power is delivered to the customers. Teaching and learning are provided through variety of means like formal lectures, problem sheets, supplementary question sheets, worked example sheets along with formative and summative online tests (through CANVAS, the electronic VLE system). Assessment is carried out by means of coursework and final (written) exam.
The module concerns the understanding of how electronic amplifier circuits work and some basic ideas on how to design them. This requires an appreciation of linear small-signal equivalent circuits based on device physics and how to use them to assist the design process. Students will also learn how to break down complex circuits into simpler building blocks and how these blocks in turn, represented by linear equivalent circuits, can be combined to achieve the desired functionality. How negative feedback can be applied to produce high performance, stable circuits with high tolerance. The current state of the art is emphasised together with a historical perspective, noting some of the pioneers in the field.
For students in EEE who have not studied at XJTLU only.Maxwell’s equations elegantly describe the physical laws governing such things as electrodynamics. Related problems may be posed in terms of vector calculus, or in terms of differential equations. In this module, we revise vector calculus and field theory in three dimensions, using Stokes’ theorem and Gauss’ theorem to solve explicit physical problems; we evaluate path, surface and volume integrals, and derive general electrodynamic laws. We also consider both the ordinary and partial differential equations arising from real world problems related to Maxwell’s equations, and solve them using Fourier series methods.
This module covers the design and operation of instrumentation devices as well as the design of continuous time control systems.
The aim of this module is to provide students with practical work which underpins, confirms and gives application focus for academic study, while testing a wide range of skills.
Introduces continuous and discrete signal operations and analysis, the frequency domain and spectral analysis, including Fourier Series and Fourier, Laplace and z Transforms. Introduces system quantification and analysis, including pole-zero plots, feedback, basic stability criteria and block diagrams.
This module aims to give students an understanding of the basic knowledge required to develop a mobile robot system. Initially they will be taught the features of Linux and how to program using the Object-Oriented approach with C++, along with aspects of sensors and actuators for mobile robots. Subsequently students will be taught the key features of ROS for simulation and then use ROS to explore aspects of development of a mobile robot system.
You will study both compulsory mechatronics and robotic systems modules, plus optional modules chosen from a wide-ranging list of advanced topics. You will also undertake an extended individual project.
This module introduces students to a range of electrical machines (AC & DC) using the concepts of rotating magnetic fields and co-energy. This allow students to model their behaviour and select the most appropriate electrical machine for their application.
In this module students gain an understanding of the construction and operation of embedded computer systems and their components. Furthermore they gain an understanding of how computer performance is dependent upon the design of computer architectures and sub-circuits.
Students undertake an extended individual project. Projects are specified by academic staff and cover the whole range of Electrical and Electronic Engineering including hardware (both analogue and digital), software and simulation or a mixture of these. Students can also suggest their own projects which need to be approved by an academic supervisor. Students work closely with their academic supervisor to realize their project aims and assessment is split between a preliminary report, an oral presentation, the bench inspection and the final report.
The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to robotics applications, cover basics of modelling, design, planning anc control of robot systems.
Topics include forward and inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics, dynamics, actuators and drive systems, robot mechnisms, trajectory planning, sensing and machine vision.
This module covers project management for year 3 students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. Entrepreneurial skills are also be covered.
A broad range of topics are covered. Case studies and example tutorials emphasise the practical aspects of digital control design and optimisation.
This module investigates how industrial robots and other equipment are used and integrated into more complex automated systems. The module emphasis is upon the application and use of these systems, with less emphasis on the underlying theoretical mechanisms. The module is based in the concept of learning through doing, the underlying content being presented as videos, while the contact time is used in practical sessions using industrial robots and in the development of robotic systems using industrial simulation software. The assessments are designed to help reinforce understanding rather than short term memory.
This module is to introduce antenna theory and applications.
Students will learn the fundamentals of the antenna theory and design, and understand the most important antennas.
This course will help student to understand the object-oriented design concept and to gain knowledge and practical skills of C++ as an advanced programming language.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to understand/design/develop C++ applications (both console and GUI-based) with a specific emphasis on developing GUI-based applications.
This module provides an extensive coverage of the theory and practice of digital and wireless communication systems, to allow the students to be able to design and develop digital and wireless communication systems, with an awareness of all the main factors involved and of existing and emerging technologies.
This module introduces students to the digital design techniques used in industry and research. The methods for describing digital systems using the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL) are introduced. Student will examine the operation of the MIPS Processor and will also be introduced to Altera’s NIOS-II Processor. The module is assessed via 4 assignments and two class tests. Altera’s Quartus package is used for synthesising the digital systems.
This module is aimed at developing an in-depth understanding of EMC, the scope of EMC, standards, typical EMC problems and solutions.
Based on the theory, the students are expected to be able to analyse and solve EMC problems, and also use relevant equipment for conducting EMC measurements.
The module introduces basic concepts of the electronic circuits required for instrumentation and communication. It deals with a wide range of amplifiers and the problems that might be encountered in a actual application. It also deals with circuitry needed in communication for example oscillators and phase-locked-loops.
The module introduces key techniques and concepts used in the analysis of the trim, stability, and dynamic response characteristics of conventional fixed-wing aircraft. It builds on the point-performance theory taught in year two, but whereas in the latter, point mass models suffice, it now becomes necessary formally to treat rigid-body motion in three dimensions; this is done by introducing angular momentum, rotating frames of reference, and the Newton-Euler equations.
Notions of trim and of static and dynamic stability are introduced using various simplified reduced degree-of-freedom models, axis systems, and state and control variables. The standard six degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) equations of motion of a rigid aeroplane are developed; it is shown how these can be solved numerically to enable accurate flight simulation, and how they can be linearized. The relationship between the linearizations and the aircraft’s natural modes is studied. Also introduced are a several important feedback control design methods, useful for modifying and improving aircraft stability and control characteristics. These include the Root Locus, Bode and Nyquist based design methods, and gain and phase margins as design goals. Also discussed are linear state-space methods.
This module covers the fundamentals of how images are generated, represented, compressed and processed to extract features of interest.
Introduction to neural network theory, applications and artificial intelligence.
This module will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of high frequency electromagnetics, and circuit design techniques that must be considered in the design of high frequency circuits and systems.
Students will learn in-depth knowledge of transmission lines, the Smith Chart, standing waves and scattering parameters etc.
After this module, students will be able to appreciate the microwave and RF circuit design for contemporary communication systems.
This module is aimed at developing the basic framework for signal processing and to demonstrate its applications. Also, the module provides students with a good understanding of the types, behaviours and design of FIR and IIR digital filters.
Teaching and learning are provided through a variety of means like formal lectures, problem sheets, supplementary questions, along with formative and summative online tests (through CANVAS, the electronic VLE system).
Assessment is carried out by means of two assignments and final (written) exam.
All programmes are taught over two semesters with examinations at the end of each semester. Modules vary from those which are assessed by examination only to others which are continuous assessment only. All programmes incorporate a substantial practical component, with an increasing emphasis on project work as you progress through to the final year. You can select your final year individual project in consultation with members of staff.
Assessment is carried out through a mixture of exams, coursework and projects.
We have a distinctive approach to education, the Liverpool Curriculum Framework, which focuses on research-connected teaching, active learning, and authentic assessment to ensure our students graduate as digitally fluent and confident global citizens.
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We are housed in an award-winning building, and the Sir Robin Saxby Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for digital systems. All of our lecturers are actively engaged in research, ensuring students are given the most up-to-date and commercially relevant education. Students also have access to careers education and opportunities to work, as well as excellent library facilities.
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There is a high demand for engineers with experience in mechatronics and robotic systems in a number of industries. For example, there are numerous automotive applications, with modern high-performance cars having more than 100 computers hidden within their systems.
Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.
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Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment, and operating University facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.
Also applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland
|Full-time place, per year||£9,250|
|Year in industry fee||£1,850|
|Year abroad fee||£1,385|
|Full-time place, per year||£24,500|
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The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.
My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.
Applicants with the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) are eligible for a reduction in grade requirements. For this course, the offer is BBB with A in the EPQ.
You may automatically qualify for reduced entry requirements through our contextual offers scheme.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation year which would allow you to progress to this course.
Available foundation years:
|GCSE||4/C in English and 4/C in Mathematics|
A level Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
For applicants from England: For science A Levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a Pass is required.
|BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma||
Distinction in BTEC (any subject) plus AB in A Levels.
A Levels must include Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
|BTEC Level 3 Diploma||
D*D in a relevant BTEC considered alongside grade B in A Level Mathematics.
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||
D*D*D in a relevant Diploma, including Distinction in ‘Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians’ unit. Students will also be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.
33 overall, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 in a Higher Level science subject.
|Irish Leaving Certificate||H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||
ABB in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Accepted at grade B alongside A Level grades AB in Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).|
|Cambridge Pre-U Diploma||D3 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade A M2 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade B Global Perspectives and Short Courses are not accepted.|
|Access||Considered if taking a relevant subject. 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Mathematics is required. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.|
Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, meaning your qualifications may not meet our entry requirements. Completing your Foundation Certificate, such as that offered by the University of Liverpool International College, means you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course.
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