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University of Hull

Mechatronics and Robotics (with Industrial Placement)

UCAS Code: H363

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements

A level



International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths

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

UCAS Tariff


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

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About this course

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Full-time including placement abroad | 2020


Mechatronics and robotics

**Robots and AI are transforming the way we live and work. Enjoy access to the superb facilities of our new Robotics Lab and FabLab on this practical, hands-on course.**

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.

- New Robotics Lab featuring humanoid Baxter and Nao robots, and our MARC (Multi-Actuated Robotic Companion) robots

- Digitally fabricate models and prototypes in our FabLab with a huge variety of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) 3D printers, laser scanners and cutters

- Benefit from the Hull Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE) which offers advanced visualization, motion capture and computer graphics technology

- Our teaching is informed by our research in simulation, visualization, dependable systems, robotics, 3D printing, and mobile and distributed computing

Mechatronics and Robotics is a high-tech, interdisciplinary programme that combines electronics, mechanical engineering and computer science - and applies them to the design and manufacture of intelligent systems.

Extend your studies by spending a year on an industrial placement and studying for a Masters level degree

**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


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

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

Year 4 (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 5

Core module

MEng Group Project (Mechatronics and Robotics)

Optional modules

Engineering for Quality and Six Sigma
Real-time Dependable Systems
Advanced Prosthetics, Orthotics and Assistive Technologies (Bionics)
Autonomous Robots
Advanced Computer-Aided Analysis and CADCAM
Robotic Systems and AI
Advanced Digital Design and System on Chip

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.

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