BEng (Hons) Robotics

You will work in a world-class research environment with staff internationally renowned for conducting cutting-edge service and cognitive robotics research. You will take part in robotics competitions offering invaluable opportunities for exciting and highly formative, practical sessions of intense study. You’ll capitalise on the opportunity to take a work placement in your third year, putting your robotics skills into action in the real world.

Course details

Develop in a broad range of subjects ranging from analogue and digital electronics to software programming and artificial intelligence, all in the context of robotics.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

Whether you are interested in mechatronics, artificial intelligence or the possibilities for biosensors, the BEng Robotics will encourage you to push your limits. Our emphasis on high level robotics, including mobile and humanoid automation, and our focus on the electronics and hardware that support industrial and service robotics is complemented by the hands-on approach you’ll develop in our specialist laboratories.


Entry requirements

UCAS tariff


A level
To include C at A level Mathematics and grade C at second relevant subject. Relevant subjects include design technology, electronics, engineering, further mathematics, physics, pure mathematics, statistics, use of mathematics OR chemistry. Excluding general studies.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM in engineering/science/technology BTEC. To include merit in mathematics as a core module: mathematics for technicians, mathematics for engineering.

International Baccalaureate: 30 overall to include 4 at Higher Level maths and 4 at Higher Level relevant second science/technology subject. English and mathematics must be included.


As a Robotics Engineer, you will be involved in the design and development of machines to perform automated tasks and functions. You could design and build a range of different machines and systems, for purposes as diverse as defence, flight, retail and manufacturing.

  • Acoustic consultant
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Clinical technologist
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Project manager
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical author


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Stage 1 Electrical/Robotics Placement Preparation (BPIE112)
  • Analogue Electronics (ELEC141)
  • Digital Electronics (ELEC142)
  • Electrical Principles and Machines (ELEC144)
  • Embedded System Design and Build (PROJ100)
  • Engineering Mathematics (ENGR104)
  • Stage 2 Electrical/Robotics Placement Preparation (BPIE212)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (MATH237)
  • Control Engineering (ROCO219)
  • Introduction to Robotics (ROCO224)
  • Real Time Systems Project (PROJ200)
  • Sensors and Actuators for Robotic Systems (ROCO226)

Core modules

  • Advanced Embedded Programming (ELEC351)
  • Mobile and Humanoid Robots (ROCO318)
  • Individual Project (PROJ300)
  • Computer Vision (ROCO321)

Optional modules

  • High Speed Communications (ELEC345)
  • Machine Learning for Robotics (ROCO351)