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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

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A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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MH306
Robotics and Intelligent Devices

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Throughout the course students study a range of topics including  Signal Processing, Control Theory, Programming, Mathematics and Electronics.

Through project work, students will explore robotics and intelligent devices and may focus their project work throughout the programme in a specific area of their interest or blend thematic areas.

Students take a common 1st Year programme with Electronic Engineering. 

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ACADX  5M1940  Computer Aided Design
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology

Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions which must include:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N0556 (or O4/H7 in LCE Maths)

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Students have the option of a placement, a research internship and an Erasmus study year abroad (subject to availability).

Students completing the degree in Robotics & Intelligent Devices will acquire strong skills in systems and knowledge of how systems fit together, through areas such as hardware, signal processing & system control. Through their combined work in hardware and software, students are equipped with a blend of skills which will lead them to work on items such as music devices, physical computer interfaces, mobile phones and healthcare systems.

Postgraduate studies are also an option.



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