BEng (Hons) in Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates
3 - 4 years
AED 65,100 **
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Robotic and autonomous systems are now used in areas such as autonomous vehicle guidance, healthcare, remote surgery, industrial manufacturing and domestic assistance. This multi-disciplined BEng in Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems brings together electronics, computer software, and mechanics.
In the first three years, you’ll be given a background in all three disciplines, along with the opportunity to build integrated systems. In the final year, you can either continue with a broad-based curriculum or specialise in particular aspects of contemporary robotics.
Accreditation for this bachelor in robotics, by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)*, is currently underway and is expected in spring 2020.
*on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.
Provides the basic mathematics, electronics, programming, and mechanical engineering skills that form the core knowledge for later work.
Builds on the core skills with more advanced electronic engineering, software and mechanical engineering topics. Concepts of robotics and autonomy are introduced through courses on robot kinematics and autonomous vehicle control. This work is supported by practical activities.
Includes more advanced specialisms, including signal processing, artificial intelligence, graphics and system design. There is a large team design project that builds on and integrates the taught material.
Options allow the student to focus on particular areas of interest. Topics include robotics and automation, embedded systems, signal and image processing, virtual worlds and interaction, and biologically inspired computing. A project covering the full year allows the student to investigate and solve a significant science or engineering problem.
The philosophy behind all of our programmes is 'learning by doing'. Our programmes are designed to be practical and allow students to develop skills beyond traditional academic content.
Students work on both individual and group projects from the third year onwards, providing them with valuable hands-on experience. The projects challenge you to solve a 'real-life' problem – such as the project in which our students helped design an electronic egg to monitor penguin incubation.
Our robotics graduates are highly employable and have progressed to careers in a wide range of industries, working for organisations such as Bosch, Rolls Royce, Leonardo, Mott MacDonald, BP and Texas Instruments.