MSc
2021 start

Robotics

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Build on your existing knowledge to become an expert in robotics and autonomous systems, with the interdisciplinary skills to join the next generation of engineers.
Swarm robots

Course description

Robotics is increasingly important to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, marine and many more. Cyber-physical systems, such as robotics and autonomous systems, the Internet of Things, the smart grid and cloud computing, are being used more widely

This course helps you translate your existing knowledge and skills by developing your knowledge and skills in the key areas of robotics and autonomous systems. You’ll learn about sensing and perception, cognition and autonomy, control and planning and robotic devices and systems.

You’ll be able to apply your skills across many engineering disciplines and you’ll use industry-standard CAD and hardware tools to design and analyse mechatronic systems.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Data Modelling and Machine Intelligence
  • Foundations of Robotics
  • Mechatronics for Robotics
  • Manipulator Robotics
  • Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Machine Vision
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems
  • Robotics Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Industrial training programme (ITP) in Computational Intelligence
  • Deep Learning

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

There are lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual assignments and a major research project.

Roderich Gross

Our new MSc Robotics will provide you with the essential knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed for designing, implementing and deploying the robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) of the future. You will be inspired to think differently and create innovative solutions with the potential to change our lives.

Roderich Gross
Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Computational intelligence

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Your career

Our courses are informed by our research and our strong links with industry. This MSc is an ideal preparation for students aiming to move onto a PhD and research career, or those who want to work in industry with robotics and autonomous systems. The MSc covers the required technical knowledge and skills, along with wider professional skills such as critical thinking, project management and communication, for graduates to excel in their chosen career.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a numerate subject such as engineering mathematics or physical sciences.

To thrive in this degree you’ll need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills. 

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

pgtacse@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5644

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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    Roderich Gross

    Our new MSc Robotics will provide you with the essential knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed for designing, implementing and deploying the robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) of the future. You will be inspired to think differently and create innovative solutions with the potential to change our lives.

    Roderich Gross
    Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Computational intelligence

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