The Mechatronics Honours degree course equips students with knowledge, understanding and skills for synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacturing of greener industrial products and processes. This interdisciplinary programme allows students to combine traditionally divided disciplines with an industry focus for varied career opportunities, especially to meet the increasing demand in greener products and processes and in sustainable manufacturing in Asia.
Mechatronics engineers excel in their work on hybrid systems in varied fields of research and development such as environmentally friendly transportation systems, production systems, synergy drives, planetary exploration rovers, automotive subsystems such as anti-lock braking systems and spin-assist, and everyday equipment such as auto-focus cameras, video, hard disks, and CD players.
- The University established a Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics in 1840, making Glasgow the oldest university school of engineering in the UK.
- We have been delivering a world-class engineering education for more than 160 years.
- Each year our 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are taught by staff renowned for their leading-edge research, whose skill lies not only in their expertise in their subject, but in being able to convey this knowledge to their students.
- We have an annual research income of £12m and our facilities include the state-of-the-art James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, a £4.2m Electronics Design Centre, a Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering for spinal injuries, and wind tunnel facilities to test aerofoils, cars and bridges.
- Our research environment is enriched through extensive collaboration with other leading universities and research institutes worldwide on a range of projects that address the technological needs of society.
- All our established MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by their respective professional bodies.
SIT was established by the Ministry of Education in 2009 to offer undergraduate degree programmes primarily for polytechnic graduates. In partnership with various reputable overseas universities, SIT has broughtto Singapore some of the world’s top industry-focused degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy.
Through a unique tripartite collaboration with its overseas university partners and the five local polytechnics, SIT represents a new model that is set to become a key pillar of university education. SIT also adopts a distributed campus model to allow greater synergy and efficiency. Through this model, SIT’s degree programmes will be housed within an SIT building in each of the polytechnics to cater to an intake of at least 2,000 full-time students per academic year by 2015.
You will study almost the same programme in Singapore as students on campus in Glasgow in the final two years of their BEng degrees. A few small changes have been made to adapt the programme for polytechnic graduates. For example, we have added a revision course (Applicable mathematics 2N) to prepare you for the advanced analysis in some of the modules. SIT will also conduct two bridging courses for Mathematics and Physics (16 hours in total) at no cost to the student before the commencement of the programme during Week 0.
An exciting feature of the programme is a visit to Glasgow during the vacation between the two years, when you will carry out a design project in Mechatronics team project 3G and you will be introduced to Scottish culture.
In your first year you will study
- Applicable mathematics 2N
- Electronic system design 3N
- Engineering design 3N
- Mathematical modelling and simulation 3N
- Mechanics of materials and structures 3N
- Real-time computer systems 3N
- Dynamics and control 3N
- Instrumentation and data systems 3N
- Power electronics 2N
- Software engineering 3N.
During the vacation between years 1 and 2 you will study a Mechatronics team project 3G in Glasgow.
- In your second year you will study
- Professional practice 5N
- Electronic system design 4N
- Control 4N
- Autonomous vehicle guidance systems 4N
- Robotics 4N
- Project 4N.
As this is a new programme it has been reviewed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Glasgow. The programme in Singapore was reviewed by the accrediting bodies in January 2013 and it is anticipated that accreditation will follow this.
This degree programme is delivered in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) on the campus of Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. It is primarily intended for students who have graduated with good grades in an appropriate diploma from one of the Polytechnics in Singapore. The programme offers you a route to upgrade your qualification to an Honours degree from the University of Glasgow with a further two years of study, mostly in Singapore.
As this is a new programme we will seek accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Applications to this programme are processed by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Please visit the SIT web site for admissions requirements or to apply online: