Undergraduate BEng (Hons)

Robotics and Automation

Discover how to make machines interact with their environment to assist human activity and increase efficiency in a range of industries.

Robotics and Automation

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    H671
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    19 Sep 2022

Learn to design and implement robotic products and systems that have the potential to revolutionise our everyday lives and working practices.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study the theoretical principles behind robotics and automation and have the opportunity to put these principles into practice
  • Work with basic robots
  • Spend time in the lab learning simple programming and systems
  • Develop knowledge to understand more complex and sophisticated systems used in industry
  • Build your own robots in two separate engineering design projects
  • Refine your skills in the designing, building and testing of electronic and electrical systems
  • Build circuits to establish how they work

Real-world experience
Industry visits and case studies will develop your understanding of how robotics and automation work in the real world, from their application in the production of food and drinks, to the development of autonomous vehicles. Previous students have visited a Coca-Cola bottling plant and Yorkshire Tea to discover how robotics play a part in the modern food industry.

Teaching expertise
You’ll be taught by expert staff whose knowledge is not just theoretical - the course team all have extensive experience working in industry and will use their experience to enhance your learning and ensure it is relevant.

Industry links
We also have close links with Premier Farnell, a global technology leader and an engineering solutions provider. The company's labs are based close to our Headingley Campus, and you’ll have the opportunity to work on your engineering design projects at the company.

Specialist facilities
Our automation and embedded systems laboratories will also give you space and equipment to put theory into practice.

Why study Robotics and Automation at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
  2. Specialist facilities including Stäubli robotic arm and automation and embedded systems labs
  3. Opportunity to network with industry professionals
  4. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  5. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  6. Manufacturer visits, to view the latest automated systems in action

Student view Discover what it’s like to study the ever expanding area of Robotics and AI and the fantastic career opportunities this course can open up for you. Hear from Thomas whilst on his sandwich year placement with Siemens Gamesa, as well as second year student, Lewis.

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