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Study at Ron Dearing UTC is focused around two key growth areas: Digital Technology and Mechatronics

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Our specialisms of Mechatronics and Digital Technology have been carefully chosen by our key employer sponsors because these are the areas that they need to recruit to in terms of their future employees.

Mechatronics is an exciting, multi-disciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. It involves the research, design, implementation and maintenance of intelligent engineered products and processes enabled by the integration of mechanical, electronic, computer and software engineering technologies. Examples of mechatronic systems are antilock braking systems (ABS), robots, digitally-controlled combustion engines, machine tools with self-adaptive tools, contact-free magnetic bearings and automated guided vehicles.

Digital Technology is changing the world. It plays an integral part in everything – from the way we work, to how we spend our leisure time to how businesses operate. The next big technological innovation is always just around the corner. The rapid pace of change in Digital Technology shows no sign of slowing, ensuring people with relevant digital skills and practical work experience are highly sought after. The number of people employed in the ICT and Digital Technology sector is forecast to increase by 15% by 2020 – that’s a lot of jobs!

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Our specialisms

Our specialisms of Digital Technology and Mechatronics have been carefully chosen by our key employer sponsors because these are the skills that local industry is crying out for.


Does your brain think digital? Businesses are crying out for tech-savvy staff like you, which is why our focus on digital technology will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.


Where engineering meets computers – whether that’s developing F1 cars, using drones for scoping out new projects, wind turbine manufacturing or programming machinery.

University of Hull
Reckitt Benckiser
Smith & Nephew
Siemens Gamesa
The Spencer Group
Green Port Hull
Ideal Boilers
Sewell Group
A J Building
Air Products
Emmerson Kitney