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Oxford Brookes University

Robotic Engineering

UCAS Code: H672

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


Mathematics required. Physics or Engineering Science preferred.

The Access to HE Diploma must be in Engineering or must include advanced Mathematics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Mathematics - Grade 4/C English - Grade 4/C At least one further subject at Grade 4/C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Higher Level Mathematics and Physics required.

The BTEC qualification must be in an engineering subject

UCAS Tariff

128

Mathematics required. Physics or Engineering Science preferred.

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

8.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Mechatronics and robotics

Robots used to be science fiction, now they are science fact. The androids of science fiction movies are becoming a commercial reality. In years to come, robots are set to revolutionise the world in which we live, doing more and more for us. Some even believe the advent of conscious robots is near and for the first time, robots will actually think for us.

The BEng in Robotic Engineering has been designed specifically for students wanting to work in this exciting field. It offers the chance to learn how the robots and the computing that controls them actually works. There is extensive practical work involved. Your studies begin with learning the tremendous amount of inspired and creative work that humanity has invested in the subject so far. It ends with the opportunity to design and build a robot by joining our team of robot designers as they compete in national and international competitions.

In the first year it is not assumed that students have any prior knowledge of robots and there are practical sessions where you will actually make one. There is a module specifically about robots and even in your first weeks with us you will be handling, developing and controlling robots. In the second year, you will learn the complex process of design, where ideas are born and made real through a process of optimisation and analysis. In the third year you will study and design complete robotic systems. You can also join or contribute to our very successful Formula Student team, which is expanding their renowned success into the area of racing autonomous vehicles. In this international competition there are driverless cars that can now compete, a very challenging problem for final year robotics students to tackle. This approach to teaching and learning is excellent. It is the same approach we use for our world renowned Motorsports courses but simply applied to Robotics. For many, this excellent pedagogy is their reason for choosing Oxford Brookes.

The main exit award is the BEng (Hons) Robotic Engineering. This degree draws heavily on the School’s long-established provision of degrees fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies at Oxford Brookes offered world renowned courses in the areas of performance engineering design and motorsport, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotics. With the two schools now joined together to form the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, this course in Robotic Engineering combines our expertise in both subject areas, producing a unique course that couples excellence in electro-mechanical engineering design with the computing threads of AI and machine learning to offer an exceptional course, producing its graduates at the forefront of their field.

The degree also offers the opportunity for you to undertake a placement year and you are encouraged to do this. This allows you to gain valuable understanding from real life and to see much better the context of your studies.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Engineering professionals
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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