BEng in Mechatronics (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 yrs

Course Summary

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries.

Mechatronics is how high-tech manufacturing is done today and is becoming one of the fastest growing career areas. Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent machines such as the robots and flexible manufacturing systems of today and for tomorrow. 

During this course students will learn how to design, build and control the machines and processes that are found in the biomedical, automotive, food processing and high volume manufacturing sectors, to name but a few. Mechatronic engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.

The programme is run as a one year part-time Certificate on Springboard+ funded places (30 credits) and two years part-time for Degree students (60 credits) applying directly to IT Sligo. 


Springboard+ 2020 Approved Course: A limited number of places are available on the Springboard+ 2020 programme.  If you are unemployed, you may be entitled to free fees for this programme under this initiative. If you are in employment, you may be entitled to 90% funding for this programme, under this initiative. You will find this programme available on the Springboard+ website and can submit an application on the Springboard site at

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021

Entry Requirements

Must have a level 6 in a related area. Candidates with relevant work experience or an apprentice qualification in Electrical trades or relevant area my do a Level 6 qualifier in Automation and Instrumentation to gain entry.

Career Opportunities

The integrated skills developed in this mechatronics course can be applied to a variety of jobs, enabling students to have a very promising career in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, electronics, food processing and manufacturing sectors. Graduates from this degree programme will have the interdisciplinary approach necessary to integrate electronics, control, software and mechanical engineering.

Further Study

Following completion of the L7 BEng in Mechatronics degree, students can progress straight on to the L8 BEng(Hons) in Mechatronics 2-year add-on part time degree (subject to satisfactory performance at L7). 


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