Robotics and Autonomous Systems MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

The world of robotics is exciting and fast paced – revolutionising the way we live, work and play.

This course is for you if you’re a non-engineering graduate wishing to work for engineering companies. This MSc will give you the skills needed to work for employers developing or applying:

  • devices or systems for robotics and automation
  • smart systems with autonomous capability
  • ubiquitous and wearable computing.

You build on your individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking, and examine issues such as:

  • project management, planning and scheduling
  • resourcing
  • documentation and communication.

We also offer this MSc with an industrial placement year, making it a two-year course, or with a Masters industrial placement.

Why choose this course?

  • 88% of our research outputs and 90% of our research impact is categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF).
  • We have strong links with industry, well-equipped research and teaching laboratories, and we help you with your professional development.
  • You’ll be supervised by research-active faculty and become part of our vibrant international community.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. 

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with GPA 3.5/5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 'very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Interviews by Skype or at the UniversityYes
Pass an introductory course

Yes. You must pass an introductory course in the first two weeks of the course.

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

You’ll study an introduction to the course in the autumn term, with some tests and practical robotics projects. In the spring term you take taught modules.

Across the spring and summer terms you’ll work on your MSc project, either at the University or at a company.

Modules are assessed via:

  • hands-on projects
  • reports and essays
  • unseen examinations.

The project is assessed by a report, presentation and dissertation.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project demands individual responsibility and promotes skills deveopment in:

  • project management and planning
  • resourcing and scheduling
  • documentation and communication
  • critical awareness and creative thinking.

Project assessment can include interim reports, presentations and a dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in our Department. A member of faculty supervises the project.

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Our experts

Dr Falah Ali

Dr Falah Ali

Reader in Digital Communications

Research interests

Mobile and wireless communications, Vehicle communications, Wireless sensor networks

View Falah Ali's profile

Prof Julian Dunne

Prof Julian Dunne

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests

Automotive Applications, Dynamic systems, Neural networks, Nonlinear systems, Optimal Control, Vibration (Mechanical)

View Julian Dunne's profile

Dr Andy Philippides

Dr Andy Philippides

Reader in Informatics

Research interests

computational biology, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Evolutionary Computation, insect navigation, navigation, Robotics

View Andy Philippides's profile

Dr Daniel Roggen

Dr Daniel Roggen

Reader In Sensor Technology

Research interests

Activity recognition, Ambient intelligence, Applied machine learning, Assistive Technologies for Rehabilitation, context awareness, Context recognition, Embedded systems, Human-Computer Interactions, Mobile Computing, Mobile Robots, Sensor technologies, Smart Sensors, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable computing

View Daniel Roggen's profile

Dr Zhengguo Sheng

Dr Zhengguo Sheng

Lecturer in Advanced Networks and Communications

Research interests

Cloud computing, Communication and signalling, Internet of things, Machine-to-Machine, Mobile and wireless communications, Power line comunications, Vehicle communications, Wireless Communications, Wireless Sensor Networks (Comms)

View Zhengguo Sheng's profile

Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos

Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos

Lecturer in Power Electronics

Research interests

Batteries for Energy Storage, community energy, Dist'n of alternative energy vectors, Distributed Energy Resources, Distributed Power Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Energy - Marine and Hydropower, Energy Hubs, Energy network simulation, Energy Storage, HVDC, Intelligent Control, Intelligent Power Systems, multiple energy carriers, Power Electronics, Reliability: Energy generation, Renewable Energy, Small Scale/Domestic Wind Energy Systems, Smart Grids, Sustainable Energy Networks, Virtual Power Plants, Wave Energy, Wind Power

View Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos's profile

Course enquiries

+44 (0)1273 678048
enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

Find out about the Department of Engineering and Design

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£9,500 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£9,500 per year
International students:
£19,200 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

If you’re studying part time over two years, you’ll be charged 50% of the equivalent 2018 full-time fee in each year of study. The fee in your second year – if you continue your studies without a break – will be subject to a 2.5% increase (subject to rounding).

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

An MSc in Robotics and Autonomous Systems could be your passport to a career in a wide range of established and rapidly developing areas that are changing our lives including:

  • smart technologies
  • driverless vehicles
  • vehicle design
  • renewable energies
  • film and television
  • car production
  • space or underwater exploration
  • commercialised agriculture
  • medical diagnosis
  • remote and minimally invasive surgery
  • crime prevention.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the School of Engineering and Informatics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent Engineering students have gone on to jobs including:

  • technician, Draeger
  • RF engineer, Elebram Systems
  • researcher, University of Oxford.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

MSc Project (Robotics and Autonomous Systems)

  • 60 credits
  • All Year Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module is designed to expose you to a real-life engineering problem, to which you can apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in the areas of robotics, mechatronics or autonomous systems.

Your work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by a specified deadline - and presented to an audience that isn't necessarily directly familiar with the work undertaken.

The project requires a holistic approach that brings together what you learn and the engineering skills you develop on the course.

Your project will demand individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking. It involves working as an individual on a particular area of activity relevant to the course, with the goal of meeting a specific set of objectives, supervised by a member of faculty.

The specific objectives depend on the nature of your project. However, it is typical for a project to involve:

  • specification
  • development of concepts
  • detailed design
  • hardware and/or software implementation
  • testing
  • analysis
  • evaluation
  • documentation
  • communication
  • project management
  • resourcing
  • planning
  • scheduling.

Build Test Projects

  • 0 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

Your studies in this module involve the knowledge, practice, and understanding of fundamental robotic sensors, such as:

  • potentiometers
  • optical shaft encoders
  • line trackers
  • on-off switches
  • ultrasonic range finders
  • light sensors
  • jumpers.

In this module, you become familiar with microcontroller programming using dedicated software, by learning programming language syntaxes and its structure, by taking into consideration the design and physical capabilities of the robot.

You also solve a set of realistic robotic challenges by programming an autonomous robot - employing a combination of different sensors.

Control Engineering

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module offers an introduction to control systems, mathematical modelling and system identification, feedback control, and commonly used controllers (i.e. PID control), the study of sensors and actuators and their role in control systems.

It prepares students to use software commonly used for control in industrial applications (Matlab, Simulink, and Labview), and it will use these computational tools in practical applications. Additionally it introduces concepts from control logic and state machines which could be used in future modules or projects.

Layperson Perspective of the Course

  • 0 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module, you are presented with an overview of the whole Robotics and Autonomous Systems course.

The importance of each module of the programme is emphasised, showing examples of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and their applications.

Mechanics of Mechanisms and Robots

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

The module will cover the analysis of motion of solid bodies under the action of forces.

Starting with Newton’s laws, the motion of particles, solid bodies and assemblies will be analysed.

The study of the fundamental types of motion of free solids will form the basis for the analysis of motion of mechanisms.

Relative motion in an assembly will be studied from the perspective of relative trajectory, velocity and acceleration in systems typical to robotic systems.

Programming for Engineers

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

The module is for postgraduate students to learn programming in MATLAB and C that are highly relevant to engineering applications.

It prepares you to write clean, efficient and well-documented programs. Problem-solving skills are to be developed using engineering examples and solving engineering problems.

Prototyping: Theory and Practice

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module you will learn prototyping techinques incorporating traditional techniques, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture. It explores idea feasibility through drawing and paper prototyping, to 3D prototyping.

The module teaches how to carry feasible ideas forward into digital prototyping that may incorporate physical computing (Microcontrollers), software and/or 3D modelling in Solidworks, 3D construction (3D printing, CNC, laser cutting, etc.), emphasising the unique characteristics offered by each prototyping method.

It will develop an understanding of appropriate usage of prototypes of robots and mechatronic devices, and how to utillise prototypes to achieve goals from functionality to usability.

Reawakening Mathematics

  • 0 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module, you revise fundamental mathematic topics that you will use throughout the course modules.

Your studies in this module cover:

  • functions
  • linear algebra and matrix algebra
  • calculus
  • differential equations
  • numerical integration
  • data handling (experimental methods).

Through a series of examples and exercises, this module reawakens your mathematical skills, as you start to use them in engineering applications.

Embedded Systems and Sensors

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module will provide a wide-ranging introduction to embedded systems and sensors, using development tools and demonstrating how they can be applied to rapidly produce successful embedded and sensor designs.

If you are a non-engineering student you will be given full support, with a series of carefully constructed concepts and exercises which will start from basic principles and simple projects, and move towards more advanced system design.

Industrial Automation Mechatronics

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The module involves the knowledge and understanding of key mechatronic concepts including mechanics, pneumatics, electrical, electronics and informatics.

It focuses on industrial applications, hence on the study of on-off control, programming using Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs), control of robotic arms, and machine vision.

The module considers mechatronics systems as an integration of various subsystems, and you will be able to analyse, model, design, program and cost automated manufacturing systems via the integration of such subsystems.

You will also be familiarised with interpretation of technical information including representation of components using diagrams and circuits, and general safety of operating with/around robotic/mechatronics equipment.

Robot Design and Implementation

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This is a hands-on, intensive project-based module that exposes you to the design and implementation of robotic mechanisms from scratch.

You will form teams and propose, construct, and test a physical prototype of a robotic system that aims to achieve a function requirement for solving a real-world problem/task.

Throughout the module, you will apply kinematic, dynamic, tolerance, and structural analyses to your designs; implement novel fabrication techniques; programme embedded controllers to interact with actuators and sensors; and acquire practical knowledge of project management – all fundamental skills for the development of your Master’s individual project.

The module utilises learning from each Term 1 module.

Strategic Management - Engineering module

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module explores various aspects of the strategic planning process, including environmental scanning, strategy formulation and implementation, and strategy evaluation and control. Through case study analysis, you will explore how leading firms use strategy to gain competitive advantage, and how they relate strategy with technological and engineering projects and operations.

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