Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, BA


Heriot-Watt University

Type

Bachelor's programs

Location

Europe

Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Location

United Kingdom

Edinburgh

Type

Bachelor's programs


Robotic and Autonomous Systems are playing an increasingly important part in society. Although applied to hazardous environments, such as space and subsea exploration, these systems are now used in areas such as autonomous vehicle guidance, driver assistance, health care, remote surgery, industrial manufacturing, and domestic assistance. You will study in a multi-disciplinary domain that brings together electronics, computer software, and mechanics. In the first three Levels, you will be given a grounding in all three disciplines, which includes opportunities to build integrated systems. In Levels 4 and 5, you can either continue a broad-based curriculum, or specialise in particular aspects of contemporary robotics. The MEng programme involves a six-month industry placement, starting in the summer between years 4 and 5, which runs until the end of the first semester in Year 5. In semester 2 advanced courses can be chosen from the three departments: Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering.