Robotics and Autonomous Systems MSc

4 semesters including three-month placement, starting in October 2018

Learn the essential skills and techniques needed to develop autonomous systems, embedded artificial intelligence and robotics.

This course is new for 2018

Our course will help you take your career forward in an innovative and developing area of engineering. It balances advanced theory with technical skills so that you can learn to develop complete operational systems. Our course is suited to you if you have a background in electronic and electrical engineering, computer science or a related discipline.

During the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to research, design and develop systems. You’ll explore robotics engineering and software, autonomous systems technologies, processes and products throughout the industry value chain. Other areas you will cover include computational intelligence, machine learning and sensors.

Your studies will focus on tackling engineering challenges using whole-systems approaches. We’ll give you the tools to analyse and evaluate the impact of the resources, processes and products you choose in developing systems. You’ll consider stakeholder needs and factors such as technical, economic, environmental and social.

You’ll learn from academics in our Departments of Computer Science, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Their international collaborations and research expertise feed into your learning experience.

You will work on individual and group projects using the same systems platforms as those used in industry. Our focus on practical learning makes sure you have the skills to design and build robotic platforms and autonomous systems.

You’ll develop:

  • The fundamentals in robotics, electronics and autonomous systems, from established principles to new techniques
  • An understanding of design processes and methodologies and how to apply them
  • Awareness of current challenges and the latest thinking in electronic systems design
  • The ability to test a range of concepts and apply them to engineering projects

You’ll graduate with the skills to innovate and deliver resource-efficient practices and solutions for robotic and autonomous systems. Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in the engineering sector or for further postgraduate study and research.

Course structure

This course lasts 4 semesters. It starts in October 2018 and ends in 2019. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

  • Robotics platform engineering
  • Robotics software
  • Autonomous systems engineering
  • Machine learning 1
  • 1 optional unit

Semester 2

Summer

  • Placement

Semester 4

Placement

As part of your course, you’ll go on a three-month industrial placement after semester 2. This gives you the chance to apply your knowledge in industry. You could go on placement with one of our partner companies or businesses such as Intel. There are three placement routes that you can take:

  • Route 1: a three-month placement followed by a three-month dissertation at the University
  • Route 2: a three-month placement followed by a three-month dissertation at your placement company
  • Route 3: a placement carried out in parallel with a dissertation over six months at your placement company

We will do our best to help you find a placement and support and guide you through the process. Our placements team runs workshops in CV writing and interview techniques to prepare you for applying. However, we cannot guarantee you a position. If you are unable to secure a placement, you will transfer onto our 12-month alternative MSc course and carry out your dissertation during the summer period instead.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Written examination
  • Other

Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.0 (notable).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science..

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Brazil qualifications

A titulo de bacharel, titulo de (subject area) or licenciado with a final overall score of at least 7.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Canada qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B or 70%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

China qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Egypt qualifications

A bachelor's degree awarded by a university with an overall score of at least 75% (very good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

India qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Iran qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20 when studied at a state university and 14 out of 20 when studied at a private university.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Jordan qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least very good (GPA 3.00-3.64 or 75%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Mexico qualifications

A título de licenciado or título (profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a high 2:2 (58% or above).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

South Africa qualifications

A bachelor’s (honours) degree with a final result of at least a 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Thailand qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Austria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, diplomstudium or magister with a final overall result of at least Gut (2 out of 4).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Czech Republic qualifications

A bakalár or bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 2 out of 4 (C).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 13 out of 20.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Germany qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, Diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Greece qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 depending upon the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Italy qualifications

A laurea or laurea in ingegneria with a final overall score of at least 94 out of 110.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Netherlands qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or doctoraal with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Poland qualifications

A licencjat or inżynier with a final overall result of at least 4 (C or Good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Portugal qualifications

A licenciado or diploma de estudos superiores especialiazados (DESE) with a final overall result of at least 14 out of 20 (bom).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

[See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses](http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/faculty-of-engineering-design-taught-postgraduate-tuition-fees-2018-19/.

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

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