Robotics and Automation at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Design and build robots and AI systems on this accredited course. You’ll connect to the Internet of Things (IoT) and be ready for industry 5.0. What is robotics and automation? Building a sustainable future for everyone relies on doing more with what we have. Consequently, robotics and automation lie at the heart of every modern system - from smart homes, through lean and agile manufacturing and production, to smart cities and technologies. Emerging developments in AI, software engineering, machine learning, and advanced control systems are also moving industries and technologies in new directions. As a robotics and automation specialist, you’ll seek to solve ever-more complex problems, to address the global challenges of tomorrow. On this course, you’ll build on your core skills in the design of electronic systems by:

  • Studying the theoretical principles behind robotics and automation and putting these principles into practice in our specialist labs
  • Spending time in the lab learning the foundations of electronics, programming, and systems engineering
  • Developing knowledge in AI and machine learning to understand and solve more complex and sophisticated systems used in industry
  • Building your own robots in two separate engineering design projects
  • Refining your skills in designing, building and testing embedded systems
  • Using our specialist control labs to model and apply the engineering knowledge required in advanced factory automation
Professionally recognised This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Find out more Real-world experience Industry visits and case studies will develop your understanding of how robotics and automation work in the real world, from their application in the production of food and drinks, to the development of autonomous vehicles. Previous students have visited a Coca-Cola bottling plant and Yorkshire Tea to discover how robotics play a part in the modern food industry. Teaching expertise You’ll be taught by expert staff with practical knowledge underpinned by deep theoretical understanding. The course team all have extensive industry experience that will enhance your learning and ensure your knowledge is relevant. Specialist facilities Our automation and control facilities use industry standard equipment. This will enable you to put theory into practice so you’re ready to apply your skills in the workplace. You’ll learn skills such as:
  • Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
  • Embedded systems development
  • Building AI and machine learning for autonomous robots
  • The design of programmable logic controller (PLC) and highly automated control systems
You’ll also have access to a workshop and build space to design, test and create your own solutions. Why study Robotics and Automation at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities, with career support even after you graduate
  • Specialist facilities including Stäubli robotic arm and automation and embedded systems labs
  • Connect with industry professionals - through guest lectures and an experienced expert course team
  • Manufacturer visits, to view the latest automated systems in action and develop your cutting-edge industry knowledge


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Systems & Data Acquisition
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles 1
  • Engineering Skills 1 (non-credit)
  • Computers in Engineering
  • Engineering Design Project 1
  • Maths for Electronics & Electrical Engineers
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Engineering Skills 2 (non-credit)
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles 2
  • Operating Systems for Robotics
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Advanced Maths for Electronics & Electrical Engineers
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Engineering Cost & Management Accounting
  • Production Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Robotics and Automation at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS