Mechatronics and Robotic Systems


Mechatronics and robotic systems are new branches in engineering that are applicable to every sector of society. Remotely operated vehicles on Mars, programmable washing machines at home and automated robots in manufacturing assembly lines are just some of the applications of mechatronics and robotic systems. These products are essentially mechanical in nature but could not function without electronics and computer control systems.

The BEng Mechatronics and Robotic Systems is a new cutting-edge programme designed to give you the skills and specialist knowledge to succeed in this fast-growing industry.

You will learn how to apply technologies in mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering, scientific computing and artificial intelligence. You will graduate with the ability to design, integrate, and test complete mechatronic systems and products.

Why should I study Mechatronics and Robotic Systems at XJTLU?

  • Learn in cutting-edge facilities with mechatronics laboratories equipped with comprehensive development kits that support you to work on robot-based research projects such as autonomous cars, bionic robots, and quad-copters
  • Use and master state-of-the-art industrial software and hardware platforms to put acquired knowledge into practice, and to invent, design, develop, analyse, and operate mechatronic systems
  • Gain industry experience with opportunities to participate in field trips, site visits and internships in robotics and automation companies in the Yangtze River Delta region
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BEng in Mechatronics and Robotic Systems, you will have:

  • diverse subject-related engineering knowledge with an emphasis on interdisciplinary skills
  • a fundamental grasp of digital computers, electronics and electrical circuits, and mechanical engineering
  • an understanding of signal processing, control systems, engineering structures, digital electronics, and micro-processing systems
  • the ability to work in a team, with an emphasis on leadership and independent problem solving skills
  • advanced skills in embedded computer systems, industrial automation and robot control, supplemented with a specialisation in an area of your interest (e.g. visual-based control systems) during your final year elective and project

This program provides students with the synergistic integration of mechanical, electrical, control engineering, and computer science, pulling together these interdisciplinary fields to develop intelligent machines with a problem-solving and innovative thinking mindset.For more information please contact:

Dr Qinglei Bu

Programme director

This major has expanded my knowledge and given me many useful experiences: teachers always explain questions patiently, there are plenty of opportunities to research, and excellent facilities are available to help us practice and improve what we have learnt.

Tianchen Sun

Student, BEng Mechatronics and Robotic


Graduates from this programme enjoy excellent career prospects due to the trends of 'Industry 4.0' and 'Sustainable Development'. Graduates may find employment in a variety of local, national, and international engineering companies who are looking for professionals with specialist mechatronics and industrial automation systems skills as well as a well-rounded, multidisciplinary engineering education.

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