Mechatronics and Automation

University of Strathclyde


Robots and automated machines can work 24 hours a day, in hazardous places and are much more accurate and consistent than any human. The exciting world of mechatronics and automation engineering has the important task of bringing these machines to life, maintaining them, fixing them when they malfunction and designing and building new models.

Mechatronics and automation is becoming an increasingly important discipline in today’s digital society. Consumers and society have benefited tremendously from new products which have been designed applying mechatronic principles.

The course is aimed at: graduates from relevant courses, who wish to study mechatronics and automation as their chosen career; those currently working in mechatronics and automation who wish to enhance their theoretical grounding and practical skills.

You can exit at the end of 21 months with PgDip Mechatronics and Automation.

Entry Requirements

For the MSc, a first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science related discipline.

A degree, or good HND plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. Depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the Diploma to the Masters course.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months


Faculty of Engineering


Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy