BEng Mechatronic Engineering

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.

About UNNC

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.

The University of Nottingham is in the top one percent of more than 7,500 higher education institutions worldwide and league tables consistently rank the University highly. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Mechatronic Engineering draws on expertise and professional skills of various fields to evolve into a very specific specialisation in its own right. Modern industrial and technological development has seen the evolution of complex, intelligent machines that have moving parts, controlled by software-dependent electronic devices that lead to the emergence of this multi-disciplinary engineering profession. In Mechatronic Engineering, new technologies in automation and robotics are explored and utilised, allowing tasks in hazardous environments or precise positioning to be accomplished for the benefits of health, safety, society and economy. There is indeed growing interest and demand in the industry for professional Mechatronic Engineers in recent years.

This course aims to ensure that students will acquire the basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific base of mechatronics that will permit them to practise as professional mechatronic engineers. You will develop sufficient competence in mathematics to allow analysis of complex problems in mechatronics and develop an understanding of the development of mechatronic systems and manufacturing process. And you will be introduced to have the skills required to design mechatronic systems and be able to communicate both orally and in writing with technical and non-technical colleagues in the workplace and beyond. Students are introduced to work in a group, which will enable them to work in professional teams and have a high level of practical skill in information technology. This course is also  partial fulfilment of the educational requirement for Chartered Engineer status.

Course Structure

All years are delivered in China at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Year One (Preliminary year – Ningbo)

This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

In this foundation year, the focus is on a special programme and English for academic purposes. Designed by highly-experienced staff at the University’s Centre for English Language Education, this programme prepares students fully for their degree courses. Common modules of study across all degrees include:

  • written and oral communication and study skills
  • sciences such as physics and chemistry maths for engineering and computer science
  • engineering communication and IT skills. This module will have a hands-on approach to ensure competency in: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Additionally, the module involves the use of a software environment (eg MATLAB) to help solve engineering and mathematical problems related concepts and methods studied during the year while introducing programming technical material in drawing, schematic and graphical format.

Students work in small groups to develop their academic English language skills.

Year Two (Qualifying Year-Ningbo)

Compulsory modules

Students must take all modules in this group

BEng Mechatronic Engineering   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China  Year 2

Year Three (Part I-Ningbo)

Compulsory modules

Students must take all modules in this group

BEng Mechatronic Engineering   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China  Year Three

Year Four (Part II-Ningbo)

Compulsory modules

Students must take all modules in this group

BEng Mechatronic Engineering   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Year Four

Entry Requirements

Minimum English Requirement

In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.

For Preliminary year (year one) entry

  • IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)

For Qualifying year (year two) entry

  • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)

Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.

Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.

The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:

  • IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
  • PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)

Start Date of the program


Application Deadline

31 May

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.


The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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