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MEng (Hons) Robotics

Course Description

Taking BEng (Hons) Robotics to the next level, this MEng course digs deeper into the robotic technologies that are shaping today and tomorrow. Providing an extra year of insight and training, your learning will be informed by robotics research pushing boundaries worldwide led by our very own teaching staff. You’ll build technical and managerial skills that you can put into practice daily, through a final group project that will set your course for success when you graduate.

Key features

Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2015 National Student Survey 91 per cent of our final year students said that “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course”.

Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Keep pace with the fast-moving world of robotics, on a course that cuts a path through the latest research across technologies and disciplines.

Take the fastest route to Chartered Engineer status.

Experience learning that meets the highest standard academic requirements set by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Undertake a major robotics design and implementation in your final project, showcasing your technical and managerial skills. Develop your technical content, legal and business skills as well as team working and project planning.

Capitalise on the opportunity to take a work placement in your second or third year, putting your robotics skills into action in the real world.

Rise to the challenge as part of the Plymouth Humanoids team, battling it out in a variety of international robot competitions.
Develop professional writing skills as well as strengthening your technical design skills.

Refine your professional project management skills, with dedicated professional support from staff across the entire final year on every different aspect of your project.

Work alongside internationally-renowned staff in a leading service and cognitive robotics research environment.

Draw on unique opportunities to engage in world-class robotics research, and in a variety of activities (for example, in the humanoid robot football, Federation of International Robot-soccer Association (FIRA) competition).

Course details

In your first year you'll learn through doing, developing your knowledge and practical problem solving skills in our dedicated robotics and communications laboratories. From analogue and digital electronics to engineering mathematics, you'll build up the essential foundations of robotics. Group project work will also help you develop your communication skills and you'll learn structured design procedures for hardware and software all brought together in an integrating robotics project.

Throughout your second year, you'll develop a greater understanding of underlying engineering principles and circuit design methods. Again there's an emphasis on team-work, with the opportunity to do both group and individual presentations of your projects. You'll use industrial standard software tools for design and simulation, data monitoring and control, all valuable preparation for your final year individual project or for a placement year.

Your optional work placement experience gives opportunities to put theory into practice, grow your understanding of robotics in the real world and showcase your growing expertise. We can help you find industrial placement opportunities in the UK, France, Germany or even Japan. Placements will complement your studies with on-the-ground experience and could lead to final year sponsorship. Many of our graduates are offered permanent jobs with their placement company.

Year 4 is when your skills, expertise and know how come into their own. Through your individual project you'll consolidate your knowledge, explore and evaluate new technologies and showcase your potential. You'll demonstrate your communication skills in an oral and written presentation of your project. Refining the independent learning skills you've developed throughout the course, you'll build a proactive, imaginative and dynamic approach to learning, vital for your future robotics career.

In your final year the MEng includes additional technical modules and a large interdisciplinary design project. There is also the possibility of continuing your studies to MSc level in the same academic year.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email .

Visit the MEng (Hons) Robotics page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have 320 points including grade B at A level mathematics and grade B at a second relevant science/technology subject. Double award - please enquire. International Baccalaureate: 32 points with higher level mathematics and a relevant science/technology subject. 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM in engineering/science/technology.

Course Fees

Home/EU: £9000, International: £12,500, Islands: £9000

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