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MEng Robotics – University of Reading

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    Our MEng degree programme allows you to study Robotics in more depth

MEng Robotics H675 (4 years)

Gain valuable insight and experience, and push yourself to the front line of an innovative and world changing profession.

Course Overview

The MEng degree programme allows you to study Robotics in more depth and includes a range of additional modules, such as swarm intelligence and artificial life, and practice of entrepreneurship. There is also a six-month industrial placement or research project in the fourth year.

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. With practical hands-on teaching in our first class Advanced Robotics Laboratory and support from major blue-chip companies such as Thales, you're given an excellent environment to create technically complex and imaginative mobile intelligent machines.

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

School of Systems Engineering

Our internationally-recognised research includes the themes of Security and Space, Health Technologies, Energy and the Environment, and Digital Society and the majority is industry focussed and in part supported by industry.

We are ideally located in one of the most intense Information Technology concentrations in the UK providing many active links with local industry and global companies. As a result of this, we have a particularly lively programme of both pure and applied research in a diverse range of topics, as well as excellent placement and graduate job opportunities. Our close links with industry help us to be one of the very best UK providers of Knowledge Transfer Partnership research programmes and have input with worldwide companies like CISCO and CSC in our curriculum. Internationally, we have teaching and research partnership arrangements with universities across Europe and in China, America, South America and Africa.

Our excellent facilities across the School include approximately 200 workstations, a virtual infrastructure, and a CONDOR pool (Campus Grid). Additional facilities include a Power Wall and a walk-in virtual reality system (CAVE), both part of the School's Visualisation and Interactive Technology Centre (VIT-C).

There are many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration across our School. We work closely with our colleagues and fellow researchers forming multidisciplinary teams to tackle major research problems.

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

AAB including Mathematics at grade A and including a second science subject.

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall, including 6 in Mathematics and a 6 in a science, both at higher level.

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

Other information

Deferred entry available.

2014 entry requirements

Typical offer

AAB from 3 A level subjects, including grade A in Mathematics and including a second science subject.

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall, including 6,6 in Higher Level Mathematics and a second science subject.

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

Other information

Deferred entry available.

Fees & costs

Course feesMore information about course fees

New UK/EU students – £9,000
New international students – £13,750 to £16,500

Living costsMore information about living costs

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

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