BEng in Mechatronics

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 290*
  • Course Code SG334
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

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.


Following completion of the L7 BEng in Mechatronics degree, students can progress straight on to the L8 BEng(Hons) in Mechatronics 1-year add-on degree (subject to satisfactory performance at L7). There is more information on the L8 add-0n here:

Find out more about the L8 add-on in Mechatronics

Entry Requirements

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Career Opportunities

The integrated skills developed in this Mechatronics degree 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

Graduates may progress to the Level 8 BEng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering or the final year of the Level 8 BEng (Hons) in Robotics and Automation at IT Sligo.

BEng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) in Robotics and Automation

We also offer a wide range of Level 9 and Level 10 post graduate programmes.

Did you know?

The Level 7 BEng in Mechatronic Engineering comes with professional accreditation from Engineers Ireland. This accreditation is recognised worldwide which opens up countless job opportunities.

Our Engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the mechatronic & automation sector both nationally and internationally.