The course

UCAS code
H671
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

Robotic and Autonomous Systems are now used in areas such as autonomous vehicle guidance, health care, remote surgery, industrial manufacturing and domestic assistance. This multi-disciplined Robotics degree brings together electronics, computer software, and mechanics. In the first three years, you’ll be given a background in all three disciplines, along with the opportunity to build integrated systems. In the final two years, you can either continue with a broad-based curriculum, or specialise in particular aspects of contemporary robotics.

The MEng Robotics degree includes a six-month industry placement, during years 4 and 5. Advanced courses can also be chosen from the three departments: Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering.

Accreditation

Accreditation of this masters in Robotics by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer is expected in March/April 2018.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Provides the basic mathematics, electronics, programming, and mechanical engineering skills that form the core knowledge for later work.

Year 2

Builds on the core skills with more advanced electronic engineering, software and mechanical engineering topics. Concepts of robotics and autonomy are introduced through courses on robot kinematics and autonomous vehicle control. This work is supported by practical activities.

Year 3

Includes more advanced specialisms, including signal processing, artificial intelligence, graphics and system design. There is a large team design project that builds on and integrates the taught material.

Year 4

Options allow the student to focus on particular areas of interest. Topics include: robotics and automation, embedded systems, signal and image processing, virtual worlds and interaction, and biologically inspired computing. A project covering the full year allows the student to investigate and solve a significant science or engineering problem.

Year 5

A six-month industry placement covers the summer and semester 1 of Level 5. In semester 2, advanced courses can be chosen from the three departments – Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MEng Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 85% are working
  • 15% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 100% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £29000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £26000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Quality and regulatory professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB (MEng) or BBBBC (BEng)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC A in graded unit of relevant HNC with additional mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications including BTEC.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB with Mathematics and Physics
  • Advanced Highers BB in Mathematics and Physics and AABB at Higher
  • HND AA in graded units of relevant HND with additional Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
  • Additional information In all cases including Mathematics and Physics.

Year 3

  • Additional information Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • Additional information At the end of Level 3, students can apply to transfer to the MEng programme. Students with other qualifications, both from within the UK and overseas are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for clarification on any aspect of the admissions process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £17,440

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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