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Should I go for bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering?

Hello Everyone,

Should I go for a bachelor's in mechatronics even though my family is pressuring me to pursue a bachelor's in mechanical or electrical engineering first and then specialize in mechatronics at the master's level? I am the son of a single mom so I want the best decision please. And I also have offers from Middlesex University, London, and the University of Lincoln. What do you think I should do?

Waiting for genuine advice,

Helpless student
Original post by M.Zayan
Hello Everyone,

Should I go for a bachelor's in mechatronics even though my family is pressuring me to pursue a bachelor's in mechanical or electrical engineering first and then specialize in mechatronics at the master's level? I am the son of a single mom so I want the best decision please. And I also have offers from Middlesex University, London, and the University of Lincoln. What do you think I should do?

Waiting for genuine advice,

Helpless student
I’m sure you’ve done your research on what each course offers in terms of content and what interests you most. I’d say go with what interests you because at the end of the day it’s going to be you who is working/ doing the job, so if you don’t enjoy it then you will regret your decision possibly later in life. Why is it that your family is pressurising you, is it because they want you to have a wider range of options, or maybe if you don’t enjoy mecha tronics?

Sorry I know my answer isn’t that useful but I tried my best to help 🙂
I hope this helps, and good luck with your decision!!
Reply 2
Original post by Alevelhelp.1
I’m sure you’ve done your research on what each course offers in terms of content and what interests you most. I’d say go with what interests you because at the end of the day it’s going to be you who is working/ doing the job, so if you don’t enjoy it then you will regret your decision possibly later in life. Why is it that your family is pressurising you, is it because they want you to have a wider range of options, or maybe if you don’t enjoy mecha tronics?
Sorry I know my answer isn’t that useful but I tried my best to help 🙂
I hope this helps, and good luck with your decision!!


I love programming, mechanics and robotics because I consider Tony Stark an inspiration for my career and I believe he is a mechatronics engineer too😊
Reply 3
Original post by Alevelhelp.1
I’m sure you’ve done your research on what each course offers in terms of content and what interests you most. I’d say go with what interests you because at the end of the day it’s going to be you who is working/ doing the job, so if you don’t enjoy it then you will regret your decision possibly later in life. Why is it that your family is pressurising you, is it because they want you to have a wider range of options, or maybe if you don’t enjoy mecha tronics?
Sorry I know my answer isn’t that useful but I tried my best to help 🙂
I hope this helps, and good luck with your decision!!


And really sorry for not replying privately as I joined today and it's telling me to share 3 posts and wait for 48 hours
Original post by M.Zayan
And really sorry for not replying privately as I joined today and it's telling me to share 3 posts and wait for 48 hours
It’s okay! :smile:
Original post by M.Zayan
Hello Everyone,

Should I go for a bachelor's in mechatronics even though my family is pressuring me to pursue a bachelor's in mechanical or electrical engineering first and then specialize in mechatronics at the master's level? I am the son of a single mom so I want the best decision please. And I also have offers from Middlesex University, London, and the University of Lincoln. What do you think I should do?

Waiting for genuine advice,

Helpless student
Hi @M.Zayan

Picking which type of engineering you want to do can be challenging but I might be able to give you some insight into what its like to study Mechatronic Engineering vs Mechanical or EEE. I'm currently a 4th year Mechatronic Engineering student and a common misconception is that mechatronics is a specialised subject compared to Mechanical or EEE, in my opinion it is not. Mechatronics is a combination of Mechanical and EEE but can also include robotics, control engineering, programming etc. As a Mechatronic engineer, I understand bot the mechanical and EEE sections of projects I can take responsibility for either section. Additionally, I can help integrate and program both mechanical and electrical parts together whereas a EEE student would only be able to do the electronics and a mechanical student could only do the mechanical side. Many employers like that Mechatronic students have these skills and if you are worried about graduate prospects for Mechatronic Engineering, I would do some research about the courses you have applied to and look at the current job market, Gradcracker is a great resource. Ultimately its 3 years of your life and would you rather do a course you are passionate about now or wait 3 years and then do additional 1 year masters and specialise later?

I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions : )
-Izzy
(Lancaster University Engineering Student Ambassador)
Reply 6
Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Hi @M.Zayan
Picking which type of engineering you want to do can be challenging but I might be able to give you some insight into what its like to study Mechatronic Engineering vs Mechanical or EEE. I'm currently a 4th year Mechatronic Engineering student and a common misconception is that mechatronics is a specialised subject compared to Mechanical or EEE, in my opinion it is not. Mechatronics is a combination of Mechanical and EEE but can also include robotics, control engineering, programming etc. As a Mechatronic engineer, I understand bot the mechanical and EEE sections of projects I can take responsibility for either section. Additionally, I can help integrate and program both mechanical and electrical parts together whereas a EEE student would only be able to do the electronics and a mechanical student could only do the mechanical side. Many employers like that Mechatronic students have these skills and if you are worried about graduate prospects for Mechatronic Engineering, I would do some research about the courses you have applied to and look at the current job market, Gradcracker is a great resource. Ultimately its 3 years of your life and would you rather do a course you are passionate about now or wait 3 years and then do additional 1 year masters and specialise later?
I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions : )
-Izzy
(Lancaster University Engineering Student Ambassador)


I'm passionate about robotics and mechanics.
Original post by M.Zayan
I'm passionate about robotics and mechanics.
Then I would highly recommend studying mechatronic engineering! In sixth form I was passionate about robotics therefore decided to do mechatronics instead of mechanical, which has given me many opportunities throughout my time at university to work with a range of robots which I wouldn't have been able to do if I had studied mechanical.
Reply 8
Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Then I would highly recommend studying mechatronic engineering! In sixth form I was passionate about robotics therefore decided to do mechatronics instead of mechanical, which has given me many opportunities throughout my time at university to work with a range of robots which I wouldn't have been able to do if I had studied mechanical.


Thank you so much for guiding me.

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