This programme is designed for graduates of numerate disciplines who also have experience of programming. You will explore theories of intelligent robotic control and software tools required to implement standard algorithms in mobile robots and robot manipulators.
This, along with the chance to learn from world leaders in their field and to develop research and transferable skills, will effectively prepare you to either work in industry or pursue a research degree in robotics.
This is a one year full-time programme. You will take compulsory modules in which you will study robotics to an advanced level. You will also work on at least one mini-project. Here you will work one-to-one with one of our research-active staff to explore an area in great depth – analysing the problem and existing solutions, developing new ideas and building or evaluating prototype systems.
You will develop your skills in analysis, research, technology and also in presenting and explaining your work clearly and effectively. In addition, you will be able to take several optional taught modules from various fields. All students work on a research project in an area of robotics over the summer, again with expert one-to-one supervision.
Learning is via small lecture classes, problem-based workshops and one-to-one supervision.
There will be some group work as part of the taught modules and there may be opportunities for some industry-based projectwork. Most importantly, you will be part of a small, highly qualified group of students working closely with researchers within the Robotics lab.
Assessment is by both practical and written coursework and examination. Projects are assessed on the basis of a practical demonstration and a written report.
Through the course you will become a specialist in robotics. Our graduates are well equipped for software development roles in the robotics industry or research and development roles, and many go on to pursue a research degree in robotics.
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