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Robotics with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Develop a solid grounding in robotics and electronics, and set yourself up for success. This new four year degree route (incorporating a foundation year) covers applied mathematics, physics and electronic engineering and successful completion allows you to progress to any of our degrees in robotics or electronic engineering. This course is suitable if your qualifications don't allow you to enter the first year of our robotics degrees, or if you've been out of formal education for some time.You will advance with a course with some of the highest satisfaction rates in the UK. You will experience being part of the University from the start, taught by staff who’ll teach you on your degree courses. You’ll immerse yourself in hands-on laboratory sessions. You will develop highly practical skills and learn through doing. You’ll discuss with your lecturers which degree to select towards the end of your first year of study.Key features:Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2017 National Student Survey 100% of our final year students said that “The course is intellectually stimulating”.Develop your skills with a variety of modules including analogue and digital electronics, microprocessors, electrical power systems and programming in the context of eco-focused embedded systems. We have a strong emphasis on both hardware design and software development.Draw on our strong industry links and benefit from industry participation in course development, delivery and project sponsorship.Develop highly practical skills and learn through doing.Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) and meet the educational requirements for becoming a chartered engineer (CEng).Benefit from free IET membership while you are on the course.Take advantage of our flexible course, allowing you to switch between electronics and robotics until your final year, as your interests develop.Take part in our final year student project open day, showcasing the excellence of the engineering skills development and the high levels of achievement of our undergraduates, with many industrially sponsored prizes awarded.Immerse yourself in hands-on laboratory sessions and a final year project module.Make use of our well-equipped undergraduate laboratory space, one of the largest undergraduate laboratories in the country.There is a possibility of transfer to BEng after the first year and MEng after the second year, subject to you demonstrating satisfactory progress.Progress towards becoming a chartered engineer with appropriate professional training and experience.Experience being part of the University from the start, taught by staff who’ll teach you on your degree courses.Take advantage of one-to-one mathematics support during term with our SUM:UP scheme.Develop an innovative engineering or robotics project. Examples of previous projects include building an FM frequency bug, a small robot with on-board computer, and an electronic synthesiser.Discuss with your lecturers which degree to select towards the end of your first year of study.To complement your formal learning we offer regular PALS sessions that provide the opportunity for you to learn with and from your peers. Share knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask questions in a relaxed and friendly environment.The foundation year is an integral part of the extended degree. Completion of the foundation year will not lead to a separate award or qualification its own right but will provide access to Year 1 of your degree.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

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