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University of Hull

Mechatronics and Robotics (with Industrial Placement)

UCAS Code: H361

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C

Maths

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science or Engineering with 45 credits at Merit, including 18 credits at Merit in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths

BTEC in Engineering with merit in Maths for Engineers and Further Maths for Engineers units

UCAS Tariff

112

Points can be from any qualification 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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Mechatronics and robotics

**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).

Extend your studies by spending a year on an industrial placement. Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

**Official Team GB partners**

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Robotics 1
Introduction to Programming and Algorithmic Thinking
Mathematical Tools and Concepts
Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Robotics 2
Object-Oriented Programming and Principles
Mathematics, Programming and Digital Logic Design

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Mechatronic Systems
Mathematics and Control for Engineers
Artificial Intelligence
Microprocessor Design
Networking and User Interface Design
Mechatronics, Robotics, Sensors and Simulation

Year 3 (Industrial Placement)

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services such as the Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.

The industrial placement is fully assessed and counts towards your final degree result; it therefore requires the successful completion of academic assignments, a portfolio and a final report.

Year 4

Core module

Honours Stage Project

Compulsory modules

Robotics and Automation
Mechanical Engineering Analysis, Stress Analysis and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
Computational Intelligence
Robotics and Automation
Machine Vision and Sensor Fusion

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,550
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The University of Hull

Department:

Faculty of Science and Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Mechatronics and robotics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,400
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
69%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Engineering professionals
8%
Natural and social science professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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