Mechatronics and robotics

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence courses

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is part of the Department of Computer Science and Technology. It sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


This brand new programme places great importance on the design, implementation and evaluation of automation and robotic systems, emphasising problem-based learning and ‘learning by doing’.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.



"Robotics is a varied subject, so you learn a wide range of skills – everything from computer science to maths to electronics to mechanics. Hull has a great atmosphere, and there are lots of societies you can join. The lectures are very good, and the staff are very helpful. There’s just a general good feeling all round."

Martin Davies
BEng Mechatronics and Robotics


You’ll have access to a brand-new robotics lab and the Fab Lab. It’s a purpose-built maker space – with 3D printers, laser scanners and cutters, and CNC – where you can digitally fabricate models and prototypes. Meanwhile the Hull Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE) offers advanced visualization, motion capture and computer graphics technology.


Our teaching is closely linked to our research in simulation, visualization, dependable systems, robotics, 3D printing, and mobile and distributed computing.

HIVE cube

You'll be able to study using the Hull Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE), which offers advanced visualization, motion capture and computer graphics technology.


95% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018)


Mechatronics and robotics are present in almost every industry and aspect of modern life, creating a wealth of career opportunities. You could be go on to become a design engineer, research and development specialist, or systems engineer and help to develop the latest technology, from driverless cars, to drones, unmanned aircraft and space vehicles, to automated production lines and technology-assisted clothing.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

92% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*


Our research

Our computer science research was ranked joint fifth in the UK for impact in the last national assessment. Specialist areas include computational science, computer gamification, dependable intelligent systems, robotics and AI, and simulation and visualization.

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