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Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Robotic and Autonomous Systems are now used in areas such as autonomous vehicle guidance, health care, remote surgery, industrial manufacturing and domestic assistance. This multi-disciplined BEng Robotics degree brings together electronics, computer software, and mechanics. In the first three years, you’ll be given a background in all three disciplines, along with the opportunity to build integrated systems. In the final two years, you can either continue with a broad-based curriculum, or specialise in particular aspects of contemporary robotics.

Year 1:
Provides the basic mathematics, electronics, programming, and mechanical engineering skills that form the core knowledge for later work.

Year 2:
Builds on the core skills with more advanced electronic engineering, software and mechanical engineering topics. Concepts of robotics and autonomy are introduced through courses on robot kinematics and autonomous vehicle control. This work is supported by practical activities.

Year 3:
Includes more advanced specialisms, including signal processing, artificial intelligence, graphics and system design. There is a large team design project that builds on and integrates the taught material.

Year 4:
Options allow the student to focus on particular areas of interest. Topics include: robotics and automation, embedded systems, signal and image processing, virtual worlds and interaction, and biologically inspired computing. A project covering the full year allows the student to investigate and solve a significant science or engineering problem.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 5 Highers at BBBBC including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths and Physics at BB plus 4 Highers at AABB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

HP71

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy