UWE Bristol - BEng Hons Robotics with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Robotics with Foundation Year

Get on track for our BEng(Hons) Robotics degree by completing a foundation year - if you're committed to an engineering future and have a less conventional background, this is the course for you.

Why study robotics?

Embedded intelligence features in products ranging from cars to domestic appliances.

Intelligent systems range from unmanned vehicles in aerospace and robots in sub-sea exploration, to consumer products and the creative arts.

In the future, robots will be part of our everyday lives, helping 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. Demand for graduates with the technical and creative ability to work in this area is set to increase too.

Why UWE Bristol?

BEng(Hons) Robotics is taught by world-class researchers from one of Europe's largest robotics labs.

This degree is for anyone interested in understanding and developing robots. Although this is primarily an engineering course, it extends into areas like artificial life, biology-inspired robotics, swarm intelligence and human-robot interaction.

Gain plenty of hands-on experience building and testing your inventions, using our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Develop a unique combination of hardware, software and problem solving skills. Design and build your own mobile robot to compete against your classmates.

Learn about precision control of robots, how software systems and artificial intelligence integrate and how to make complex electronic systems communicate.

Discover advanced topics such as machine vision, how to make robots learn to control themselves and digital signal processing.

Take part in European robotics competitions, where our students have excelled in the past. Complete work placements with blue-chip organisations such as Intel, the London Stock Exchange and IBM, or dynamic start-ups or challenger brands.

Where can it take you?

The blend of hardware, software and problem solving skills you acquire on this course make you valuable to a wide range of industries.

You'll be set for a rewarding career devising, developing and managing intelligent systems in sectors such as manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, leisure and the creative arts.

Set up your own business based on your inventions andplay a role in defining how this new technology will impact societies in the future.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 80
  • 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: No specific subjects required

Career Prospects

Our graduates are in demand and work in a range of areas.

They work in artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy on the London Stock Exchange and developing robots for the world's biggest computer hardware companies. They use their skills within UK engineering and software businesses.

Our graduates have been offered jobs with national and global companies, while others started their own businesses and are pursuing their creative ambitions.

You could also go into research by progressing onto MSc Robotics or studying a PhD at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

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 0 Foundation Year

Engineering Experimentation
Foundation Group Project
Foundation Mechanics
Foundation Mathematics: Algebra and Calculus
Introduction to Mechatronics.

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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