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Course summary

Discover how to make machines interact with their environment to assist human activity and increase efficiency in a range of industries. Learn to design and implement robotic products and systems that have the potential to revolutionise our everyday lives and working practices. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study the theoretical principles behind robotics and automation and have the opportunity to put these principles into practice
  • Work with basic robots
  • Spend time in the lab learning simple programming and systems
  • Develop knowledge to understand more complex and sophisticated systems used in industry
  • Build your own robots in two separate engineering design projects
  • Refine your skills in the designing, building and testing of electronic and electrical systems
  • Build circuits to establish how they work
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 whose knowledge is not just theoretical - the course team all have extensive experience working in industry and will use their experience to enhance your learning and ensure it is relevant. Specialist facilities Our automation and embedded systems laboratories will also give you space and equipment to put theory into practice. Why study Robotics and Automation at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
  • Specialist facilities including Stäubli robotic arm and automation and embedded systems labs
  • Opportunity to network with industry professionals
  • Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  • Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  • Manufacturer visits, to view the latest automated systems in action

Modules

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Robotics and Automation at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS