UWE Bristol - BEng Hons Robotics

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Robotics

Learn in the world-renowned Bristol Robotics Laboratory, using our state-of-the-art equipment to make and test your own inventions.

Why study robotics?

In the future, robots will be part of our everyday lives, helping our society in areas such as healthcare, education and entertainment. Industry forecasters predict that the service robot market will increase in value to an annual $66 billion by 2025.

We're becoming increasingly reliant on intelligence systems to perform tasks. They're found in a wide range of goods, from unmanned vehicles in aerospace, robots and sub-sea exploration, to consumer products, domestic appliances and the creative arts.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our new inclusive, problem-based curriculum will broaden our engineering audience, enabling students from a wider range of backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering. To date, we're the first university in the UK to transform our curriculum alongside constructing a new engineering building.

BEng(Hons) Robotics is taught by world-class researchers from one of Europe's largest robotics labs. You'll gain plenty of hands-on experience building and testing your inventions, using the latest industry-standard equipment in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Our robotics degree at UWE Bristol is suitable for anyone interested in understanding and developing robots. You'll study an engineering-based course, which also extends into areas such as artificial life, biology-inspired robotics, swarm intelligence and human-robot interaction.

Where can it take you?

As a student engineer, you'll start your professional journey towards becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer from day one. You'll learn by doing, applying and revisiting your early skills through embedded project weeks and development of digital and physical prototypes, just as you would in practice.

There is an increasing demand for graduates with the technical and creative abilities to work in this industry. You'll be prepared for a rewarding career devising, developing and managing intelligent systems in sectors such as manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, leisure and the creative arts.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component 
  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Mathematics plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3
  • Relevant subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Mathematics; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics

Career Prospects

On our BEng(Hons) Robotics, you'll learn about precision control of robots, how software systems and artificial intelligence integrate and how to make complex electronic systems communicate. You'll also discover advanced topics, from machine vision to digital signal processing.

The course will enable you to develop a unique combination of hardware, software and problem-solving skills. You'll also gain core professional skills that you'll take with you through your career, such as innovation, teamwork and creativity.

This blended skillset will make you valuable to employers, and you'll be in demand in a wide range of industries. Many of our graduates are employed by national and global companies, such as UK engineering and software business. Others pursue their creative ambitions by start their own businesses.

Find a job in an artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy on the London Stock Exchange, or develop robots for the world's biggest computer hardware companies. You could also go into research by progressing onto MSc Robotics, or studying a PhD at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

Throughout your course, you'll benefit from many practical professional opportunities. Take part in European robotics competitions, where our students have excelled in the past, or design and build your own mobile robot to compete against your classmates.

You'll also have the chance to complete work placements with blue-chip organisations such as Intel, the London Stock Exchange and IBM, or dynamic start-ups or challenger brands.

If you have entrepreneurial aspirations, you could set up your own business based on your inventions, shaping how this new technology impacts societies in the future.

For example, see the Sentry Robot, which senses and shoots moving targets, and the Robot Spider, which uses inverse kinematics to create natural movement both built by our students.

Course Details

If you study on the four year sandwich course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Engineering Practice 1
Mathematical Modelling for Electronics and Robotics
Fundamental Robotics Principles
Applied Electronics
Programming for Engineers.

Year 2

Engineering Practice 2
Engineering Research
Microcontroller Applications Group Lab
Robot Control Systems
Signal Theory
Introduction to Machine Vision.

Placement year

Final Year

Engineering Project
Group Design and Integration Project
Advanced Vision for Localisation and Mapping
Human Robot Interaction Technologies
Professionalism for Engineers

One optional module
Robotic System Architectures
Digital Signal Processing
Intelligent and Adaptive Systems.

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