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BSc Robotics – University of Reading

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BSc Robotics H671 (3 years)

What would your dream robot do? Would it clean? Would it access dangerous environments inaccessible to humans? Would it build other robots? Our degree will give you the skills you need to to start making your dream robot a reality.

Course Overview

As part of a world renowned hub of research and development and with support from major blue-chip companies, you will be in the perfect environment to create technically complex and imaginative mobile intelligent machines.

Robotics focuses on the design and development of embodied autonomous agents, otherwise known as Robots. Our Robotics degree will teach you how to design, build and control cutting edge robots, through modules designed and taught by lecturers who have worked with NASA on space exploration and with facilities that let you control robots over the Internet.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Measurement & Control and the Institute of Engineering & Technology.

School of Systems Engineering

The School of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading brings together a unique mix of expertise in information technology, computer science, cybernetics and electronic engineering. Our mission is to conduct outstanding research and provide quality education, whilst working closely with business and international partners.

Our research groups maintain worldwide reputations for theoretical work in a wide range of computing and engineering specialities and seek collaborations that allow us to apply our understanding to aspects of Security, Health Technology, Digital Society, and Energy and Environment.

Career prospects

Career prospects are excellent. Reading is at the heart of the Thames Valley IT industry, which is known as the UK's Silicon Valley. As such, within a 10 mile radius of the University, we have companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Fujitsu-Siemens Ericsson, Cisco, IBM and many more, all of whom are eager to recruit our graduates.

Many of these companies also visit the University in order to directly recruit our best graduates. Companies such as IBM and Ernst and Young even provide a mock assessment centre, in which they put you through the paces of their recruitment process and give you invaluable feedback before you actually apply for their jobs.

 

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2015 entry requirements

Typical offer

BBB/ABC from three A level subjects including a minimum grade B in Mathematics and including a second science subject.

International Baccalaureate

30 points overall, including 5 in Mathematics and a 5 in a science, both at higher level.

Acceptable science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Geology, Electronics.

Other information
Deferred entry available.

2014 entry requirements

Typical offer

BBB/ABC from 3 A level subjects, including a minimum grade B in Mathematics and including a second science subject.

International Baccalaureate

30 points overall, including 5, 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and a second science subject.

Acceptable science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Geology, Electronics.

Other information

Deferred entry available.

Fees & costs

Course feesMore information about course fees

The fee you pay is dependent on the course you are taking, whether you take the course full-time or part-time, and whether or not you are coming from outside the EU.

Living costsMore information about living costs

At least £180 per week, but varies depending on lifestyle.

 

International Fees Guarantee

Apply for 2015/6 entry on this course as an international student and your fees will remain the same every year for the duration of your course.

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For enquiries about course content, structure & syllabus, please contact:

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