Robots and Artificial Intelligence are changing the world around us, transforming how we live and work.
Amazon’s automated warehouses are revolutionising the way businesses operate. Drones deliver medicines to remote regions of the world. Robots are being used instead of humans in hazardous or inaccessible areas.
Mechatronics and robotics brings together three disciplines and applies them to the design and manufacture of intelligent systems. The course is an exciting combination of approximately one third computer science, one third engineering and one third mechatronics and robotics modules.
These courses place great emphasis on the design, implementation and evaluation of automated and robotic systems. Topics you’ll cover include programming and algorithmic thinking, Artificial Intelligence and computer vision. You’ll do lots of problem-based learning and, of course, build your own robots.
Our teaching is linked to our research in simulation, visualisation, dependable systems, robotics, 3D printing and mobile and distributed computing, meaning you’ll be at the forefront of developments in this rapidly growing field.
We provide a range of specialist facilities including a specialist robotics lab. Here you’ll get hands-on with humanoid Baxter and Nao robots and our 3D printed robot MARC (Multi-actuated Robotic Companion) created by our Head of Department Professor John Murray. And you’ll be able to digitally fabricate 3D models, prototypes and parts for your robotic systems in our FabLab.In addition to our robotics hardware, we also have motion capture environments for drones and VR/AR and MR facilities in the Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment (HIVE).
There is also a host of extracurricular opportunities from hackathons to networking events with employers to help you enjoy your time at university.
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
1.Robotics lab with humanoid Baxter and Nao robots
2.Digitally fabricate your own prototypes in our FabLab
3.AR / VR technology in the HIVE (Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment)
4.Research inspired teaching and ‘learning by doing’
5.Enjoy networking events, hackathons and games jams
6.Design and build your own robots
Your future prospects
Research and development specialist
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
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
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.