BEng Robotic EngineeringUniversity of Essex
About this program
BEng Robotic Engineering
Robots are increasingly important in our society. They are used in autonomous driving, domestic assistance, health care, industrial manufacturing, search and rescue operations, and hazardous environment exploration and monitoring.
Our BEng Robotic Engineering will equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute to this rapidly-changing and innovative industry, or to academic research in the area. The course uniquely combines electrical engineering and computer science, allowing you to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as navigation, motion control, sensory perception, autonomous decision making, and machine learning, so that you can develop your own robotic systems.
High programming skills are developed on this course, as well as essential knowledge of areas of robotics and artificial intelligence. Your course therefore covers areas including:
- Java and C++ programming
- Sensors, motion control algorithms, and high level cognition in robotic systems
- Computer vision and digital signal processing
- Artificial intelligence and intelligent agents
- Computer games modules
Based in our world-class research lab facilities, you will be able to obtain hands-on experience, test your inventions, and engage in the state of the art robotic research.
Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s robotics engineers are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top engineers, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence.
UK entry requirements
GCSE: Science C/4
A-levels: BBB, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
Please note we are unable to accept A-level Use of Mathematics in place of A-level Mathematics
BTEC: DDM, including Distinction in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.
IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555. Either must include Higher Level Mathematics grade 5, plus Standard Level Science grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level.
We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programs at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Science in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Science at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Science. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
International & EU entry requirements
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
English language requirements
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall. Different requirements apply for second year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Chat with students
- Team Project Challenge
- Mathematics for Engineers
- Intro to Programming with C
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Foundations of Electronics I
- Digital Electronic Systems
- Foundations of Electronics II
- Fundamentals of Digital Systems
- Application Programming
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Engineering Mathematics
- Team Project Challenge
- Control theory and practice
- Individual Capstone Project Challenge
- Mobile Robotics
- Computer Vision
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.
BEng Robotic Engineering: 3 years
BEng Robotic Engineering (Including Year Abroad): 4 years
BEng Robotic Engineering (Including Placement Year): 4 years
- Home/UK fee: £9,250
- International fee: £20,650
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:
- National Instruments
- Circad Design Ltd
- McLaren Formula One Team
- B&W Group
Our department has a large pool of external contacts, ranging from companies providing robots for the media industry, through vehicle diagnostics, to electronic system design and circuit design and manufacture, who work with us and our students to provide advice, placements and eventually graduate opportunities.
About this institute
University of Essex
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