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Robotics and Autonomous Systems MSc

Robotics and Autonomous Systems MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Cybernetics Industrial Robotics

Course type


Course Summary

Our course will help you take your career forward in an innovative and developing area of engineering. It balances advanced theory with technical skills so that you can learn to develop complete operational systems. Our course is suited to you if you have a background in electronic and electrical engineering, computer science or a related discipline. During the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to research, design and develop systems. You’ll explore robotics engineering and software, autonomous systems technologies, processes and products throughout the industry value chain. Other areas you'll cover include computational intelligence, machine learning and sensors. Your studies will focus on tackling engineering challenges using whole-systems approaches. We’ll give you the tools to analyse and evaluate the impact of the resources, processes and products you choose in developing systems. You’ll consider stakeholder needs and factors such as technical, economic, environmental and social.

Our focus on practical learning makes sure you have the skills to design and build robotic platforms and autonomous systems. And it means you'll work on individual and group projects using the same systems platforms as those used in industry. You will learn from academics in our Departments of Computer Science, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Their international collaborations and research expertise feed into your learning experience.

You’ll graduate with the skills to innovate and deliver resource-efficient practices and solutions for robotic and autonomous systems. Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in the engineering sector or for further postgraduate study and research.

As part of your course, you’ll go on a three-month industrial placement after semester 2. This gives you the chance to apply your knowledge in industry. You could go on placement with one of our partner companies or businesses such as Intel. You'll have the opportunity to do your individual project at your placement company or at the University.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bath | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is semester 2 module. This module aims to provide: An understanding of the approach to undertaking focussed background research work, and to familiarise students with the methods and techniques used in engineering research and design projects. To build up domain knowledge in the area of the specific project. To develop a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations. To start the appreciation and anticipation of the new developments and their implications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above. To apply for this course, students should have an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronic engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if students can provide evidence of their suitability for the degree. If student’s first language is not English but within the last 2 years, they completed their degree in the UK, they may be exempt from our English language requirements.

University information

Established in 1966, the prestigious University of Bath is one of the UK’s top 10 universities and has built an international reputation for world-class teaching and research. The university works hard to fulfil its mission: to inspire, encourage and educate future leaders and innovators. They strive to foster a diverse, welcoming and inclusive culture, where enterprise and innovation is encouraged and students from all backgrounds can...more

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