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Robotics Engineering

Entry Year: 2022

7 study options

Robotics Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2022
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
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£25,150
Funding information
Paying your fees

Engineering with Foundation BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
UCAS code
HHX3
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades BBB at A-Level.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£20,000
Funding information
Paying your fees

Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
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
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£25,150
Funding information
Paying your fees

Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
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
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£25,150
Funding information
Paying your fees

Robotics Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
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
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£25,150
Funding information
Paying your fees

Robotics Engineering with Industrial Experience MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2022
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
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£25,150
Funding information
Paying your fees

Robotics Engineering with Year Abroad MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2022
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
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£25,150
Funding information
Paying your fees

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.

Our robotics programme combines computer science, mechanical and electronic engineering to teach you how to develop, manufacture, analyse and deploy robotic, mechatronic and artificial intelligence systems. It is taught by Queen Mary’s Schools of Engineering and Materials Science and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and supported by world-leading experts from the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary.

During the first year, you will learn fundamentals in robotics and mechatronics, engineering mechanics and design, computation and programming and electrical and electronic systems. You will gain substantial knowledge on robotics and automation, their applications and mechatronic components. You will have fundamental skills and expertise in statics, dynamics, computer programming and analysis of electrical systems.

In Year 2, you’ll be taught specialised modules around robot kinematics, mechatronic systems, sensing and actuation, control and systems engineering, rapid prototyping and robot design, microcontrollers and advanced computer programming. You’ll also learn theory and practice in computer-aided design, programming and control for robotic, mechatronic and general electro-mechanical systems.

Year 3 modules will introduce robot dynamics and advanced control, modern programming and modelling methods for robotic and autonomous systems, fundamentals of artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction. A design project will provide an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to exciting research applications, working with academics from the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary and other world-leading research groups.

By the end of your third year, you’ll have become an expert in robotics and mechatronics with a unique combination of highly demanded skills from mechatronics, electronics, computer science and artificial intelligence.

If you choose the MEng option, you’ll also be taught courses on specialised and advanced robotics topics including cognitive robotics, biomedical applications of robotics, computer vision, machine learning, real-time control.

We've recently undertaken a review of our programmes to ensure that they will prepare you for life beyond 2030 and ensure they reflect the global challenges facing both our society and your future as engineers. We have developed the modules we offer in consultation with our students, staff and industry to enhance your student experience and graduate employability.

We have mapped the modules in our programmes to a range of attributes that we would like our students to attain, within the areas of creativity, resilience, communication and professional practice in order to produce well-rounded, interested and highly employable graduates. This not only ensures that students develop the required technical knowledge and understanding as they progress through their degree, but also gives us the confidence that students will graduate with skills they can apply to a range of future careers or higher-level study.

Undergraduate Open Event

Our next Undergraduate Open Event will take place in June 2022. Pre-register for your place now to discover everything about studying at Queen Mary!

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Structure

You can complete your Robotics Engineering degree in three, four or five years. A typical BEng programme will comprise 3 years of study, whilst a typical MEng programme will comprise 4 years of study. Study abroad can be taken in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be taken in Year 4. Industrial Experience can be taken in Year 3 or 4 of a BEng programme or Year 3, 4 or 5 of an MEng programme. Please note that students cannot do both study abroad and a year in industry.

Year 0

Foundation

Semester 1

Compulsory

  • Physics - Mechanics and Materials
  • Essential Foundation Mathematics
  • Communication in Science & Technology
  • Mathematics B  (double module across Semester 1 and 2)

Semester 2

Compulsory

  • Physics- Fields and Waves
  • Physics - Electricity and Atomic Physics
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mathematics B  (double module across Semester 1 and 2)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • C Programming
  • Microprocessor Systems Design
  • Electronic Devices and Applications
  • Aspects of Robotics
  • Control System Analysis and Design
  • Signals and Systems Theory
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Design and Build Project in Robotics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory:
  • Design Project (30 credits)
  • Modelling and Control of Robotic Systems
  • Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Interaction Design

Choose from:

  • Simulation tools in Engineering Analysis & Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Neuromechanics and Bioelectricity of Movement
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Failure of Materials

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

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.
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.
A-LevelGrades BBB at A-Level.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 30 points overall, including 5,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 27 credits must be at Distinction and 18 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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)

Engineering with Foundation - 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.