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BEng (Hons) or MEng
With our Robotic Engineering degree, you will learn how robots, and the computing that controls them, actually work.
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.
You will build your own robot and develop analytical skills. And you don’t need any prior knowledge of robotics.
In your first weeks with us you will be handling, developing and controlling robots. In your second year you will start to design robots. In your third year you will study and design complete robotic systems.
You will focus on both electro-mechanical engineering design and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
After graduating, career options include:
- programming for robotics
- robotics design and manufacture
- research and development
- technical sales
- production engineering
- project management.
This course places our graduates at the forefront of their field. Our graduates have been employed by many companies including:
- Culham Research.
How to apply
Questions about fees?
Questions about fees?
Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will be introduced to robotics, the process of robot design and you will actually make a robot.
In Year 2 you will start to design robots for yourself. Analytical modules support the design theme. You will learn to develop complex computer simulations of robotic systems.
In Year 3 you will work on a dissertation in a subject of your choice. This allows you to give your degree a particular focus. Many students use this to steer their work towards a field in which they would like to work after graduating.
There are also analytical modules and a module dealing with business, management, ethics and energy. This is a requirement of the institute of Mechanical Engineers for accreditation. It is also an important field for competent robotic engineers, with ethical issues already becoming an important consideration in areas such as autonomous vehicles.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Year 3 (optional placement)
Year 4 / year 3 if no placement
Year 5 / year 4 (MEng)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
The opportunity to study abroad is not compulsory and students can organise some study abroad if they wish. It is the student’s responsibility to organise this and it may not be possible to offer credit for study undertaken abroad as part of the course
After you graduate
The expected career destinations for graduates include, programming for robotics, robotics design and manufacture, research and development, technical sales, production engineering, project management.
Graduates of the course are well prepared for further study, either at the MSc level or PhD.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.