Masters | Postgraduate Course - Robotics MSc Course Details within University of Plymouth

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Robotics MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time (+ optional placement), part-time route available

Be inspired to innovate and develop the robots, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems of tomorrow’s world. Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge from our world-leading experts in interactive and intelligent robotics, and graduate ready to pursue an exciting career in anything from home automation to deep sea or space exploration. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience and cultivate professional contacts on an integral work placement.

Key features

  • Enhance your employability and grow your professional network with an optional integral work placement. You can choose to work in the UK, or overseas in countries including France, Germany or Japan. 
  • Get up-to-date with the latest developments in artificial life and intelligence, adaptive behaviour, information visualisation, neural computation and dynamic systems, as well as remote access and monitoring systems. Our seminars series with speakers from industry and academia gives you the opportunity to keep ahead in this fast moving field.
  • Give yourself the edge. Our programme distinguishes itself from other robotics masters programmes, in the UK and abroad, by ensuring a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge of interactive and intelligent robotics.
  • Expand your skills with first-class facilities including 3D rapid prototyping systems, in-house PCB design and assembly tools, and our award winning Plymouth Humanoid robots.
  • Get expert training from members of the Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group and the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS).
  • Become a professional in your field – this programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Benefit by combining disciplines that are traditionally taught separately. You’ll graduate ready with the expertise and joined-up knowledge to design and develop fully integrated mechanical, electronic, control and computing systems.

Module details

 Core modules

  • AINT511 Topics in Advanced Intelligent Robotics
  • AINT512 Science and Technology of Human-Robot Interaction
  • AINT513 Robotic Visual Perception and Autonomy
  • BPIE500 Masters Stage 1 Placement Preparation
  • MECH533 Robotics and Control
  • PROJ509 MSc Project
  • ROCO503 Sensors and Actuators
  • SOFT561 Robot Software Engineering

Final year

Optional modules

  • BPIE502 Electrical/Robotics Masters Industrial Placement 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 2:2 in a technical subject.

Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, which provides an advisory service.