What will I learn?

MEng Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering (with Industrial Year), at Aberystwyth University, is concerned with building physical systems involving software, electronics, sensors and actuators.

This scheme covers a wide range of topics including: mathematics, programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, software engineering and more. With a focus on building and running physical systems involving computerised sensing and control.

Also included is an Industrial Year that will further enhance your career prospects by providing you with invaluable experience that employers seek.

Taught by research-led staff, in a supportive learning environment, you will attain highly valuable and transferable skills for a range of career paths.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the five year degree scheme.

In your first year you will be introduced to:

  • Programming
  • Problems and solutions
  • Calculus, algebra, differential equations
  • Forces and dynamics

In your second year you will discover:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Robotics and embedded systems
  • Our software development life cycle module. This module will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc, you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage.
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence

In your third year, you will be taking part in your work placement:

  • This is with the assistance of the department. By the end of this placement you will have the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution in the workplace
  • You will also return to University with a greater sense of motivation

In your final year, you will undertake:

  • Systems engineering
  • Space robotics
  • Applied control engineering
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you
  • A range of further electives to specialise in areas of your choice (for example quantum information, semiconductor physics, machine learning)

In your masters year, you will study:

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Numerical methods, statistics, and a variety of other masters-level electives.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,300.00 (US$ 22,435) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Penglais Campus,

Penglais Road,

Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion,

SY23 3DD, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum final GPA of 3.0-3.2 (depending on subject to be studied) Plus SAT 1100+ (minimum 550 in Maths and 550 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) or ACT Composite scores of 25 (depending on the subject to be studied); To include either of the following or combination of: Minimum of 2 SAT subjects with scores of 550+ (subject specific requirements for some degree programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Aberystwyth University

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