Robotics Engineering

Entry Year: 2020

6 study options

Robotics Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H67A
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£20,850*

*These fees are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H673
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£20,850*

*These fees are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H67Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£20,850*

*These fees are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Robotics Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H67B
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£20,850*

*These fees are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H67C
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£20,850*

*These fees are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
H67X
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£20,850*

*These fees are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

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Overview

Get hands-on experience of how of robots are designed and built, and how they are applied in sectors as varied as manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare.

Two leading Schools – Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering and Materials Science – have combined their state-of-the-art teaching facilities and world-class research to offer a programme in the growing field of robotics and automation.

You’ll build a solid foundation in engineering principles by studying core modules, alongside specialist teaching in robotics that starts in the first term. By the end of the programme, through a range of practical modules and your individual project in year 3, you’ll be able to design, model and build a robot of your own.

Opportunities to engage with industry will help you to understand how your skills can be applied and increase your confidence in seeking work after graduation.

If you choose the MEng option, you’ll take part in a high-level group design project and can choose to specialise in areas such as industrial, medical, soft or cognitive robotics.

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Structure

You can complete your Robotics Engineering degree in three, four or five years. If you are a BEng student and choose to do a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4. If you are an MEng student and choose to do a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 4 and Year 4 modules will be studied in Year 5.

Year 1

  • Analogue Electronic Systems
  • Aspects of Robotics 
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
  • Mathematics and Computing for Engineers
  • Procedural Programming
  • Signals and Information
  • Skills for Robotics Engineering

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • C Programming
  • Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • Design and Build Project in Robotics Engineering (Robotics II)
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Engineering Instrumentation
  • Engineering Materials for Design
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics
  • Microprocessor Systems Design

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Advanced Robotics Systems (Robotics III)
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Individual Project
  • Interactive System Design
  • Modelling and Control of Robotic Systems

Choose one from

  • Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids
  • Neuromuscular Bioelectricity and Biomechanics
  • Power Electronics

Choose one from

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Medical Robotics Techniques

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

  • Cognitive Robotics (Robotics IV)
  • Machine Learning
  • Research and Design Team Project

Choose one from

  • Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics
  • Computational Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Vision
  • Surgical Techniques & Safety

Choose one from

  • Clinical Measurements
  • Numerical Optimisation in Engineering Design
  • Principles and Application of Medical Imaging
  • Real-Time and Critical Systems
  • Real-Time DSP

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

Students who do not have the required high school qualifications for admission to this degree,  and students who do not meet their UCAS Conditional offer may be considered for the 4 year degree (foundation year plus the 3 year degree). 

International students with Year 12 or a completed international high school certificate qualify for the one year foundation programme commonly known as the ISEFP.

The foundation programme offers a range of transferable skills and an opportunity to improve on your knowledge content for relevant Maths and Science subjects.

You will enrol on an Engineering BEng with Foundation or an Electronic Engineering BEng with Foundation which will offer progression to a range of degrees in the School of Engineering and Material Sciences, or  the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science including BEng or MEng Robotics Engineering.  At the end of the foundation programme, students will be required to meet the progression requirements for admission to BEng or MEng Robotics Engineering.

Year in industry

Apply for our Robotics Engineering BEng or MEng with Industrial Experience to spend a year in industry. You'll have the opportunity to put your understanding of robotics engineering into practice in a real-world environment, gaining invaluable experience for your future career.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Take an extra year to study your choice of advanced modules and complete a high-level group project. Apply for our Robotics Engineering MEng, ideal if you want to go into research and development, or to give you an edge in the job market.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Robotics Engineering BEng or MEng with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in industry or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, laboratory practicals and problem-based learning.

You should plan for 14-17 hours of formal teaching each week, plus time spent on group projects. For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further one to two hours of independent study.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework, written reports, projects, presentations, group work and exams in the summer.

Resources and facilities

The schools offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a state-of-the-art robotics lab for teaching and research, equipped with mobile robots, robot arms and manipulation devices
  • undergraduate teaching labs
  • an award-winning Informatics teaching laboratory with more than 300 PCs.

Entry requirements

Robotics Engineering - BEng (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQ

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq

Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience - BEng (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad - BEng (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Robotics Engineering - MEng (Hons)

This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The CAH3 code for this course is CAH10-01-02. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages.

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience - MEng (Hons)

This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The CAH3 code for this course is CAH10-01-02. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages.

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad - MEng (Hons)

This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The CAH3 code for this course is CAH10-01-02. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages.

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Maths and a second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Computing. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Robotics bridges the gap between mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, opening up a range of careers. Graduates are well placed to find work in manufacturing, technology companies or medical robotics, or to go into research and development.

Recent Engineering graduates have been hired by:

  • the BBC
  • BT
  • Crossrail
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HP Intel
  • Jaguar Land Rover.

Career support

We run a weekly careers session where employers provide information, advice and skills training. We also hold networking events for students to meet employers and alumni.
Finding your first job is made easier through our strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

  • Robotics Engineering - BEng (Hons)

  • Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience - BEng (Hons)

  • Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad - BEng (Hons)

  • Robotics Engineering - MEng (Hons)

  • Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience - MEng (Hons)

  • Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad - MEng (Hons)

About the School

The School of Engineering and Materials Science attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country, and the world. The most recent national assessment of the quality of university research (REF 2014) placed us seventh for our general engineering research (Times Higher Education).

Our academic staff have extensive contacts with major industrial companies in engineering and materials science, and there is constant interaction between industry, research and our teaching.

Our students benefit from personal contact with approachable teaching staff in small-group settings, where discussion and feedback is actively encouraged.

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