Other options

If you study Mechatronics and Robotic Systems BEng at XJTLU you can choose from these options to study at the University of Liverpool on the XJTLU 2+2 programme.

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Mechatronics and Robotic Systems BEng (Hons): XJTLU 2+2 programme

Course details

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.

Course overview

Mechatronics and robotic systems involves technologies in mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering and computing.

Remotely operated vehicles on Mars, driverless cars and automated robots at manufacturing assembly lines are just some examples of mechatronics and robotic systems.

These products are essentially mechanical in nature but 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

Tuition fees

All XJTLU 2+2 students receive a partnership discount of 10% on the standard fees for international students. We also offer 50 XJTLU Excellence Scholarships providing a 25% discount on tuition fees to the students that score most highly in stage 2 at XJTLU across the different subject areas. Allocation is based on the number of applications received per programme.

The net fees (inclusive of the discounts) can be seen below.

XJTLU 2+2 fees
2024 tuition fee (full) £27,200
2024 tuition fee for XJTLU 2+2 students (inclusive of 10% discount) £24,480
2024 tuition fee for XJTLU 2+2 students qualifying for Excellence Scholarship (inclusive of 25% discount) £20,400
Fees stated are for the 2024-25 academic year.

Course content and modules

Discover what you’ll learn in each year, the kinds of modules you’ll study, and how you’ll be taught and assessed. The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Year two

The second year builds on the knowledge you gained at XJTLU with lecture modules covering topics such as dynamic systems, engineering structures, digital electronics, microprocessor systems and control systems.

Project work will develop your ability in teamwork, leadership and independent problem solving. In the final year you will take core modules covering the fundamentals of mechatronics and robotic systems. This includes modules covering topics such as embedded computer systems, drives and industrial robotics. With the optional modules of your own choice, you can develop your skills in a particular area in which you are interested.

On the 2+2 programme, you'll study your third and fourth years at the University of Liverpool. These will be year two and year three of the University of Liverpool's programme of study.

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Digital Electronics & Microprocessor Systems (ELEC211)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

​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.

Electrical Circuits & Power Systems (ELEC209)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

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.

Instrumentation & Control (ELEC207)

Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

This module covers the design and operation of instrumentation devices as well as the design of continuous time control systems.

Project, Problem Solving & Industrial Awareness (ELEC222)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester: whole session

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.

Robotic Systems (ELEC230)

Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

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.

Signals and Systems (ELEC270)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

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.


Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

This module aims to introduce students to techniques for load and displacement analysis of simple structures.

Your experience

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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