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You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic and electrical engineering, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, vehicle engineering or mechatronics.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
Months of entry
Learn the essential skills and techniques needed to develop robotics, autonomous systems, and embedded artificial intelligence.
Our course will help you take your career forward in a progressive area of engineering. It balances advanced theory with technical skills so that you can learn to develop complete operational robotics and autonomous systems.
You’ll explore robotics engineering and software, autonomous systems technologies, processes and products throughout the industry value chain. Other areas you'll cover include computational intelligence, machine learning, embedded systems and sensors.
Your studies will focus on tackling engineering challenges using whole-systems approaches. We’ll give you the tools to analyse and evaluate the impact of resources, processes and products. You’ll consider stakeholder needs and factors such as technical, economic, environmental and social. The focus on practical learning makes sure you have the skills to design and build robotic platforms and autonomous systems, using the same systems as those used in industry.
Learn from experts in the field
You’ll learn from academics in our Departments of Computer Science, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Your learning experience will benefit from their expertise in our Centre for Autonomous Robotics (CENTAUR), where they are advancing research and building international collaborations in this area.
Use specialist facilities
Project work gives you access to facilities and workshops in our departments of Electronic & Electrical, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. These cover a range of areas including:
- rapid prototyping (3D printers, laser cutting, additive manufacturing)
- advanced electronics systems design
- power electronics
- electric vehicles, robotics and autonomous systems
- advanced CNC machines
- real-time digital simulation
Start your future here
You’ll graduate with the skills to innovate and deliver resource-efficient practices and solutions for robotic and autonomous systems. Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in the engineering sector or for further postgraduate study and research.
As part of your course, you’ll go on a three-month industrial placement after semester 2. This gives you the chance to apply your knowledge in industry. You could go on placement with one of our partner companies or businesses such as Intel. You'll have the opportunity to do your individual project at your placement company or at the University.
We will do our best to help you find a placement and support and guide you through the process. Our placements team runs workshops in CV writing and interview techniques to prepare you for applying. However, we cannot guarantee you a position. If you are unable to secure a placement, you’ll carry out your individual project during the summer period instead.
Information for international students
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
- The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
- TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.
Fees and funding
Learn more via the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time15 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- PGT Admissions