Computer Science covers areas from software development to artificial intelligence, and this course combines the subject with robotics.
Your studies will focus on explaining what intelligence is and how intelligent machines can be built.
The course shares a common first stage with related BSc degrees while providing the opportunity for specialist study in the second and third stages.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn how robotics is playing a vital role in the world’s most advanced technological industries – from medicine to entertainment – and is found at the heart of much of today’s most innovative science and technological systems
- Study systems architecture and security, and learn to work with a variety of programming languages
- Develop your skills in systems modelling, software development and artificial intelligence
- Gain a deep understanding of what intelligence is and how intelligent machines can be built
- Explore path-planning and how robots successfully navigate different environments
- Challenge yourself by using the latest software to design and build an intelligent system
- Benefit from an approach that combines an investigation into computer studies and practical control processes while offering a thorough grounding in theoretical knowledge
You will gain valuable skills for a career within the robotic industry in particular but also those relevant for a much wider range of applications such as autonomous systems and mechatronic systems.
Our collaboration with industry will help you to understand real-world robotic applications and to recognise the knowledge, skills and abilities required in industry. The research in the areas of AI and robotics carried out in the Department presents the cutting-edge techniques and the potential of robotics.
Along with all taught units, in the computer science and robotics specialist units in Year 2 and Year 3 you will develop hands-on skills. You are expected to demonstrate these skills during the study of the units as well.
The final year unit ‘Social and Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control.