BEng Mechatronics and Robotic Systems


Program Description


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 Mechatronics and Robotic Systems programme at XJTLU is a new cutting-edge major for a fast-growing industry. Students on this programme can learn and apply technologies in mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering and scientific computing. Graduates will be able to design, integrate, and test complete mechatronic systems and products.

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  • Our mechatronics laboratories are equipped with comprehensive Arduino/Raspberry-Pi kits that support students working on robot-based projects such as autonomous cars, bionic robots, and quad-copters.
  • Students will use and master state-of-the-art industrial software/hardware platforms to put acquired knowledge into practice, and to invent, design, develop, analyse, and operate mechatronic systems.
  • Students will have opportunities to participate in field trips and internship programmes in robotics and automation companies around the Yangze River Delta region.

Knowledge and Skills

The BEng in Mechatronics and Robotic Systems offers a highly diverse range of subject-related engineering knowledge with an emphasis on interdisciplinary skills.

Students will learn fundamental knowledge related to science and engineering in Year One. In addition, they will receive intensive English language training to prepare them for the 100 per cent English taught and assessed modules in the subsequent years.

In Year Two, students will study the fundamentals of digital computers, electronics and electrical circuits, and mechanical engineering. Students will also take modules in mathematics, computer programming and information technology.

Year Three builds on this knowledge with modules in signal processing, control Systems, engineering structures, digital electronics, and micro-processing systems. Also included are hands-on projects that will develop students’ abilities to work in a team, emphasising leadership and promoting independent problem-solving skills.

In their Final Year, students will take compulsory modules covering mechatronics and robotic systems; modules such as Embedded Computer Systems and Industrial Automation and Robot Control will be taught. These together with a large choice of elective modules will allow students to develop skills in their preferred areas of interest. The Final Year includes the Final Year Project (FYP). An example of an FYP in the mechatronics and robotic systems field could be the development of a visual-based control system for autonomous vehicles equipped with multiple sensors.


Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

  • C programming and software engineering I
  • Electrical circuits I
  • Electronic circuits
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Digital Electronics I
  • Solids and structures
  • Experimental, computer skills and sustainability
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Engineering drawing.

Year Three

  • Electronic circuits and systems
  • Signal and systems I
  • Digital Electronics II
  • Fluid mechanics for engineering
  • Engineering structures
  • Microprocessor system
  • Signal and systems II
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Mechanical engineering design
  • Dynamic systems.

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

  • Professional practice
  • Final Year Project.
  • Robots and mechatronic systems
  • Industrial automation and robot control.

Elective modules

  • Electronics for instrumentation
  • Drives, power generation, transmission and relaying
  • Digital system design with HDL
  • Machine learning
  • Embedded Computer Systems.
  • Data Communication.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Photonics and optical communication systems
  • Optimisation
  • Signal processing and digital filtering
  • Digital control and Automatic control.
  • Pattern recognition in computer vision.


Mechatronics and robotic systems degrees have excellent career prospects. Many local, national, and international engineering companies hire students with a background in mechatronics and robotic systems for their well-rounded, multidisciplinary, and high-calibre engineering education. Some of these companies include ABB, Bosch, Comau, DJI, Foxconn, KUKA, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, SIASUN, Siemens, and Yaskawa.

Entry Requirements

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+
Last updated Jan 2019

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less