Taught course

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with an industrial placement year)

University of Sussex · School of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree in subjects including and related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and those subjects where graduates have developed logical analytical skills which may include, for example, economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. Applicants will also be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for you if you’re a non-engineering graduate wishing to work for engineering companies. This MSc will give you the skills needed to work for employers developing or applying:

  • devices or systems for robotics and automation;
  • smart systems with autonomous capability;
  • ubiquitous and wearable computing.

You build on your individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking and examine issues such as:

  • project management, planning and scheduling;
  • resourcing;
  • documentation and communication.

For your placement, you work in an industrial setting for at least 40 weeks, making your MSc a two-year course. We help you seek and apply for your placement.

We also offer this course without the industrial placement year, or with a Masters industrial placement.

Information for international students

Overseas entrance requirements can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university.

For full details of our scholarships please visit: Fees and Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678048