BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

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About the Degree

Together with the University of Hertfordshire (UH), we combined Mechatronics with Mechanical Engineering to provide a multidisciplinary degree that will provide students with a wider range of knowledge and practical skills for a dynamic and evolving field. 

Our degree combines mechanical engineering with smart electronics, creating the next level of engineers that build and improve industries such as industrial automation and robotics.

This degree offers a comprehensive introduction to engineering, giving you the flexibility to work in a broad range of industries. In this multidisciplinary degree, you will learn the fundamental skills and knowledge of a modern engineer, from mechanics, thermodynamics, design, manufacturing, to materials science. 

As part of hosting the University of Hertfordshire (UH), you will also have access to the university’s StudyNet web-based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources from UH, and have electronic discussion’s with staff and other students.

What will I study?

A heavy emphasis is placed on theory, practice, and Computer-aided Engineering. We also have a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. 

Our students will also benefit from the use of state-of-the-art facilities and fully equipped laboratories and workshops

Foundation Year


credits Compulsory/optional

Engineering Mathematics 

15 credits Compulsory

Engineering Physics 1

15 credits Compulsory

Intensive English for Academic Study 1

30 credits Compulsory

Engineering Mathematics 2

15 credits Compulsory

Engineering Science 2

15 credits Compulsory

Standard English for Academic Study



30 credits


15 credits





Level 4

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Engineering Fundamentals 15 credits Compulsory
Engineering Mathematics 15 credits Compulsory
Statics and Dynamics 15 credits Compulsory
Applied Design 15 credits Compulsory
Electrical Science 15 credits Compulsory
Programming for Engineers 15 credits Compulsory
Engineering Professionalism 15 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Mechatronic Systems 15 credits Compulsory

Level 5

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Structural Mechanics 15 credits Compulsory
Dynamics 15 credits Compulsory
Project Management and Product Development 15 credits Compulsory
Integrated Engineering Systems Design 15 credits Compulsory
Computer Aided Engineering 15 credits Compulsory
Career Planning 0 credits Compulsory
Further Engineering Mathematics 15 credits Compulsory

Level 6

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Thermofluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer 15 credits Compulsory
Control Systems 15 credits Compulsory
Mechanics and Properties of Materials 15 credits Compulsory
Individual Project 15 credits Compulsory
Careers Portfolio 0 credits Compulsory
Noise and Vibration Analysis 15 credits Compulsory
Mechatronics Design 15 credits Compulsory
Manufacturing Strategy 15 credits Optional
Micro-Engineering & Micro-Technology 30 credits Optional

Why choose this programme?

  • On-Campus Engineering Workshops for practical and hand-on work
  • Project-orientated learning
  • Learn to operate state-of-the-art laboratory equipment throughout your journey at GAF and UH
  • Learn to apply computer-aided engineering and industry-standard software
  • Completes certain requirements to be certified as Chartered Engineer (CEng) by the UK Engineering Council
  • Access to UH’s StudyNet system, communicate with UH professors directly on portal
  • UH students have previously completed work placements at companies including Amazon, Bosch, Network Rail, Transport for London, Tesla Motors (UK), Aston Martin, BMW (UK), and Mercedes-Benz (UK)
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

What can I work as?

Mechanical and Mechatronic engineers are highly sought-after in various industries. 

Graduates have the chance to work as an engineering manager or technical specialist in industries such as robotics, renewable energy sources and the design of the associated power conversion systems.