BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary


Mechatronics combines electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, robotics, and information communication technology in the creation of intelligent machines. This programme should appeal to anyone with an interest in a versatile and multidisciplinary engineering programme. It involves the study of automation from an engineering perspective and serves the purpose of controlling advanced hybrid systems in business and industry.

You will learn how to analyse, design, and control the type of machines and processes that are used, for example, in biomedical, automotive manufacture and high-speed automation. As a Mechatronics honours graduate you will be equally at home across multiple engineering domains and will be a specialist in interfacing computer-controlled systems.

The programme also develops the leadership and communication skills that you will find are essential if you intend to progress on to positions of responsibility in the manufacturing and service industries. This two-year course develops your knowledge and skills in electrical, electronic, control and mechanical engineering, programming, design, automation, mathematics, management and communications. 

This programme is suitable for persons currently employed in technician and technical support roles to upskill. The programme should also appeal to suitably qualified persons working in industries such as mechanical engineering, power and energy engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, robotics, information communication technology, and computer engineering to develop more multidisciplinary skills.  

Key Course Information

Online live classes are for 3 evenings per week in year 1, and 2 evenings per week in year 2. Each live class is approximately 1 hour long. The classes are at the same time each week and the schedule is announced at the beginning of each semester so you can plan. The live classes are usually at 6pm or 7pm between Monday to Thursday. All classes are recorded and available online for anyone who cannot attend in person.

Campus attendance may be required for some modules. If required, attendance will be twice per semester and only occur on Fridays. Attendance requirements will be communicated at the beginning of each semester.  

Please note, international distance learners can be facilitated to not have any in-person attendance requirements. 

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

Over 50% average grade at level 7 in Mechatronics or a related discipline.

Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant industrial experience will also be considered. Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions/ credit for some parts of the programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available at www.myexperience.ie which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions@itsligo.ie .

Career Opportunities

Examples of careers that are open to our graduates include mechatronics engineer, robotics engineer, control systems engineer, automation engineer, instrumentation engineer, mechanical design, information and communication technology, data scientist/analyst etc. 

Further Study

Students who complete this programme can advance to our MEng in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles or MSc in Data Science programmes.

Did you know?

Most, if not all, of the students on this programme, are industry based in sectors that include large scale manufacturing, MedTech, pharmaceutical, automation, robotics, renewable power, and data centres.  

The programme is heavily linked with industry and our graduates are employed throughout Ireland, Europe and globally.

There are administrative and academic supports in place for all online students to assist with and improve their learning experience. These include the Online and Distance Learning (ODL) Office, The Engineering Support Centre, and The Maths Support Centre. 

Programme Fees

€8900 for the full programme.

€4450 per year.