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Robotics and Automation MSc/PgDip

Robotics and Automation MSc/PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Cybernetics Industrial Robotics

Course type


Course Summary

This course is relevant for students who already have a strong engineering background and wish to specialise in robotics and automation. You will gain a firm grounding in control engineering and intelligent systems concepts. You will develop the ability to comprehend and specify integrated automation systems embodying intelligence, robotic and automation hardware and software, and virtual reality/simulation technologies. Delivered in the setting our of advanced robotics laboratories, practical experience you will gain includes the use of robotics platforms to produce a software system using MATLAB toolboxes or the C programming language to produce a finished hardware/software-based mobile robotics. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Course graduates can expect to find employment in a range of industries. Robotics and automation are continuously developing fields and this presents emerging opportunities in areas such as robotic design, control systems integration and design, factory automation, and engineering management. Some of our graduates progress to postgraduate and doctoral research in our Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC). The Centre aims to build on our world-class research and provide industry with guidance and expertise in the advancement of the 21st-century technology for business success and economic growth.

Different course options

Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module students will work under the direction of an academic supervisor to carry out an advanced research or development project related to robotics and/or automation. As part of this project you will be expected to: Plan, manage and implement a project related to robotics and/or automation; Utilise appropriate sources of information to carry out and produce a literature review; Develop a framework for critical assessment and evaluation; Organise an MSc Dissertation.

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 need a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in engineering or science.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more