Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems (MEng)

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The award
MEng

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 17960

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About Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems at Heriot-Watt University

Robotic and Autonomous Systems are now used in areas such as autonomous vehicle guidance, health care, remote surgery, industrial manufacturing and domestic assistance. This multi-disciplined Robotics degree 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 two years, you can either continue with a broad-based curriculum, or specialise in particular aspects of contemporary robotics.

The MEng Robotics degree includes a six-month industry placement, during years 4 and 5. Advanced courses can also be chosen from the three departments: Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering.

Accreditation

Accreditation of this masters in Robotics by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer is expected in March/April 2018.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MEng Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 67% are working
  • 10% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £27000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £26000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Customer service occupations
  • Process, plant and machine operatives

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMEngHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB (MEng) or BBBBC (BEng)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
  • HNC A in graded unit of relevant HNC with additional mathematics
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications including BTEC.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in Mathematics and Physics and AABB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB with Mathematics and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
  • HND AA in graded units of relevant HND with additional Mathematics
  • Additional information In all cases including Mathematics and Physics.

Year 3

  • Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • At the end of Level 3, students can apply to transfer to the MEng programme.
  • Students with other qualifications, both from within the UK and overseas are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for clarification on any aspect of the admissions process.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details
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