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Bachelor’s in Mechatronics and Robotic Systems

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Mechatronics and Robotic Systems at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a three or four year program for international students taught in English.


Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

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.

About The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is committed to research and teaching excellence. Our highly qualified academic staff includes full professors, associate professors, and lecturers.

We aim to develop graduates who are competent in the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering with wider transferable skills in communication, team-working, organizational awareness and project management. Our students are able to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of employers both within and outside the specialized sector.

Additionally, the department is actively engaged in research activities and our academic staff is recognized in a number of research areas. Our strong research background has a positive impact on the quality of teaching – our students are exposed to the latest cutting-edge knowledge.


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-caliber engineering education. Some of these companies include ABB, Bosch, Comau, DJI, Foxconn, KUKA, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, SIASUN, Siemens, and Yaskawa.

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 percent 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, emphasizing 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.

Start Date of the Program


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 relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students have completed A-levels of International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take five credits EAP.

Application Deadline

30th June


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
  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • 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
  • Embedded computer systems
  • Digital control and automatic control
  • Robots and mechatronic systems
  • Industrial automation and robot control.
  • Compulsory modules:

Elective modules

  • Electronics for instrumentation
  • Drives, power generation, transmission and relaying
  • Digital system design with HDL
  • Machine learning
  • Image and video processing
  • Mobile communications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Photonics and optical communication systems
  • Optimisation
  • Signal processing and digital filtering
  • Deep learning and computer vision
  • Pattern recognition in computer vision.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB88,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 352000 RMB.

Fees for studying at the University of Liverpool, UK

Tuition Fee: GBP 12,000 – 16,000 (approximately)


The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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