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BN121
Mechatronic Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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Mechatronics is defined as a combination of mechanics and electronics which is controlled by computers. This includes designing robots or machines for various purposes; from the space rovers which explore planets, to auto-focusing digital cameras.

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CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CMTXX  5M2145  Motor Technology
  5M2564  Computer Network & Maintenance
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CETXX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology

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Distinctions in three modules. Award must include a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or pass in LCE Maths

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Technicians and Engineers and can find a satisfying career in Design, Installation, Testing, Telecommunications, Research and Development.



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