In the first half of the year, you'll cover a core range of modules that will provide you with a thorough foundation in the many applications of mechatronics and robotics and develop your understanding of the wide range of industry sectors that use robotics and mechatronic systems.
You can then select from a range of optional modules that will allow you to focus on specialist topics that suit your personal interests or career plans. These modules cover the electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and computing aspects of Mechatronics and Robotics, meaning that you are sure to study modules that appeal to you.
The focal point of the degree course is your individual project. Your supervisor will help you to select a project that is right for you, in an area that interests and motivates you.
This may give you the chance to work on a project allied to one of our research groups, spanning an exceptionally wide range of areas ranging from computer vision and artificial intelligence through robotic communications, sensing and embedded systems to mechanical design, industrial inspection, biomedical engineering and medical robotics. This is your chance to make your own contribution to science.
The project will equip you with the independent research and critical thinking skills that you'll draw on throughout your future career.
Recent projects have included:
ABB robot arm with Kinect control
Swarm robotics for mapping and inspection
Exoskeleton design, construction and test
Upper limb rehabilitation robot
Brain computer interface
Pick-and-place assembly robot
Design and characterisation of vehicular ad-hoc networks in a motorway scenario
Node positioning and localisation in wireless sensor networks
Multiple antenna transmission and OFDMA for WiMax
Modelling and control of a DC motor simulating a wind turbine
Optimised control of autonomous air vehicle for indoor navigation
High frequency sensing
Ultrasound sensing for pipeline inspection
Surgical inspection robot
Therapy and tissue repair laparoscopic tools
Capsule robotics for diagnosis and surgery
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Mechatronics and Robotics module descriptions for more detail on what you'll study.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Mechatronics and Robotics MSc (Eng) in the course catalogue
Modern Industry Practice
Team Design Project
Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Power Electronics and Drives
FPGA Design for System-on-Chip
Control Systems Design
Embedded Microprocessor System Design
Medical Electronics and E-Health
Engineering Computational Methods
Biomechatronics and Medical Robotics
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines, through lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, examples classes, tutorials and project meetings.
Independent study is also important to the programme. You'll develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge while studying the modules taught modules and undertaking your project work.
Our Schools are an exciting and stimulating environment where you'll learn from leading researchers in specialist facilities. You'll have the chance to gain experience of a wide range of industry-standard software and hardware, including RobotStudio, LabVIEW in the National Instruments Academy, SolidWorks3D design in the CAD suite, and electronic design and testing in the Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory, the Arm Embedded Systems Laboratory and our Robotics Laboratory with a Drone flying zone and ABB industrial robot arms,
For your professional project, you could also have access to research facilities such as the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, a national resource for the fabrication of complex systems. The facility specialises in assistive robotics, surgical technologies, exploration robotics and smart cities.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and your modules.
You can also benefit from support to develop your academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions.
Many of the team are part of the Assistive and Rehabilitation research group, and the Surgical Robotics and Technologies research group. The team are also active members of Robotics at Leeds, which hosts the £5.5 million EPSRC national facility for innovative robotic systems.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You'll be assessed using a range of techniques including mini-projects, case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests and coursework assignments.