The Aquarobotic Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Students build from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.

Building an aquabot teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.

Students learn best with hands-on activities. During the process of building student shave the opportunity to compete in aquabot tournaments. 

  • Vehicle performance - maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges

Hastings Secondary College students win New Zealand Aqabots tournament