Drones are being used to deliver life-saving medicines to remote areas of the world. Unmanned robots are increasingly sent into hazardous or inaccessible areas. And, while the demand for expertise in this exciting field is booming, the UK lacks qualified personnel.
Mechatronics and Robotics is a high-tech, interdisciplinary course that combines electronics, mechanical engineering and computer science –– and applies them to the design and manufacture of intelligent systems.
You'll learn in our new robotics lab featuring humanoid Baxter and Nao robots, and our MARC (Multi-Actuated Robotic Companion) robots.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
6 reasons to study Mechatronics and Robotics at Hull
- New Robotics Lab with humanoid Baxter robots
- Digitally fabricate prototypes in our FabLab
- Access to industry-standard facilities like HIVE*
- Teaching is informed by our expert research
- Opportunities for placements with local firms
- Problem-based teaching and ‘learning by doing’
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Your future prospects
- Design engineer
- Research and development specialist
- Systems engineer
You’ll find mechatronics and robotics in almost every aspect of modern life, creating a wealth of career opportunities for graduates.
You could help to develop the latest technology – from driverless cars to drones, space vehicles to automated production lines and technology-assisted clothing.
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Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
- A levels
- BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
- CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
- Irish Leaving Certificate
- Scottish Highers
- Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
- or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
- Applicants should have an A level in Maths at Grade C or above.
- IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 in HL Maths
- Access to HE Diploma: Pass Science or Engineering based Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at merit or higher, including 18 credits at merit in Maths.
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: Engineering including merit in Maths for Engineers and Further Maths for Engineers.
- BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma: Engineering including Merit in Calculus and Further Engineering Mathematics units
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: Engineering including Merit in Maths for Engineers and Applied Mathematics for Engineering units.
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.