Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and your chosen course.

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Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4pm on your offer holder day. Please arrive in good time for the start of your booked session as we'll need to scan the QR code from your booking to register you.

Your arrival location is: The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 8. You can view this on our interactive campus map, and there will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

If you arrive late for your booked session, please report to the general information stand on the Students’ Union concourse, where event staff will be able to help.

When booking, you'll be able to reserve a place for yourself and one guest at the department activities. To ensure safe venue capacities, the department will be unable to accommodate any additional unbooked visitors.

However, you're welcome to bring additional guests to accompany you on the day, and we would encourage these guests to take part in our range of central exhibitions and tours while the department activities are running.

Science and Engineering Foundation Year

If you are holding an offer for one of our courses with Foundation Year, an information stand for the Foundation Year will be available just inside the Diamond's main entrance (off Leavygreave Road) from 12-2.30pm for you to find out more and ask any questions.


  • Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering

  • Computer Systems Engineering

Here's what to expect from your time with us. Timings are approximate and are subject to change, and so we recommend checking back prior to the event.

Student and parent / supporter activity Duration

Welcome talk 

20 minutes

Student ambassador questions and answers 

20 minutes

Practical session: SumoBots

40 minutes

Tour of the Diamond and our labs

20 minutes

Practical sessions: Robot challenge

40 minutes

For the rest of the day, you'll have time to take part in the central tours and exhibitions detailed in our offer holder day guide.  


In addition to the scheduled activity, the department would be pleased if you could join them afterwards for refreshments and an opportunity for further informal conversation with staff and current students. For those visiting the department in the morning, refreshments will be served 12.30-1.00pm, in the Heartspace Cafe. For those visiting in the afternoon, refreshments will be served 4.00-4.30pm, in The Heartspace Cafe.


You'll take part in two activities related to your chosen course to give you a real taste of what it's like to be a student at Sheffield.

SumoBot Coding 

You'll experience an introductory undergraduate lab class in the Diamond by learning to code an Arduino based robot for a SumoBot challenge. The robot must act autonomously once the fight begins, and work to push the enemy robot outside of the arena in a sumo-style battle.

Robot Challenge 

You will have access to our state-of-the-art Industrial Automation Lab, following a short introduction to robot kinematics and motion control you will program a robot arm to undertake a challenging assembly problem. 

How to book

Please book your place on the offer holder day via the link in your invitation email.

Studying at Sheffield: Our students' thoughts

"I had the opportunity to work with highly esteemed engineers" - Xiao Wang

Video of MEng Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering student, Xiao Wang

"Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering has such a wide range of applications to careers" - Joseph Field:

Video of MEng Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering student, Joseph Field