University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

With an extra year of integrated study at foundation level, this Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering degree opens up opportunities in engineering if you do not hold the required scientific A-levels or equivalent qualifications, are changing career, or returning to study. The foundation year gives you the support, knowledge and skills you need. On successful completion of the foundation year, you can progress directly to our Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering BEng(Hons). You'll become a creative engineer who can provide innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and improve the quality of life for people around the world. We'll help you to build the skills needed to design, develop and test intelligent machines and automated systems. You'll gain advanced knowledge of AI, and you'll prepare for your career by working with other engineering specialists on challenging and rewarding projects like building and fighting robots and real-world projects in collaboration with our industry partners. Specialist facilities that you'll use include our robotics and mechatronics lab, VR lab, and CISCO cybersecurity and communications lab where you’ll put your learning into practice. The foundation year is shared with all engineering disciplines and includes core maths, engineering maths, core science and mechanics. In years 1 and 2 you will explore different aspects such as sensors and actuators, interfacing electronics, electric power-related subjects, including power systems, power electronics and control systems. After year 2 you can choose to undertake a year-long industrial placement where you'll put your learning into practice, and gain new skills and knowledge. The final year includes advanced study of robotic communications, control systems and artificial intelligence, and a major individual project which is often supported by industry.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International Baccalaureate 24 points, with two subjects at Higher level. English language requirements IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14748 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2021-22. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,330 for home students and £2,100 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Brighton - UCAS