A researcher working on a robotics project at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology

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Full-time

3 years

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Brayford Pool

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UCAS Code

H760

Course Code

ROBROBUB

BSc (Hons) Robotics

Develop a strong conceptual and methodological grounding in robotics, while learning state-of-the-art practices and techniques that can be deployed in the real world.

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Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Validation

Fees

View

UCAS Code

H760

Course Code

ROBROBUB

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Robotics

Robotics is an interdisciplinary area of computer science and engineering dedicated to the design, construction, and control of intelligent mechanical devices. From agriculture and food production to medical care, robots are being increasingly used around the world to assist or extend human actions, often in repetitive or dangerous tasks.

Our BSc (Hons) Robotics takes a cross-disciplinary approach to robotics, with a focus on innovative project-based learning. The course aims to provide a strong conceptual and methodological grounding in robotics, while offering training in state-of-the-art practices and techniques that can be deployed in the real world.

How You Study

The course focuses on developing specific skills that are relevant for the robotics industry, as well as strategies for expanding knowledge as the field continues to grow. The programme encourages intellectual curiosity, nurturing students' abilities in problem solving and inspiring the next generation of robotics specialists to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Throughout the programme, students have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills across a wide range of methods, techniques, and practices required by robotics professionals. These include robot design and control, sensor technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomous decision-making, and software development.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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Did You Know?

This programme is strongly linked to the research and innovation taking place within the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems, and Lincoln Agri-robotics – the world’s first global centre of excellence in agricultural robotics.

How you are assessed

This course may be assessed through a variety of means, including in-class tests, coursework, projects, and examinations.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Industry and Research-informed

The programme is strongly linked to the research and innovation taking place within the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems, and Lincoln Agri-robotics – the world’s first global centre of excellence in agricultural robotics. These research centres are leading the way in developing robotics in fields including manufacturing, healthcare, autonomous driving, and agriculture.

The University of Lincoln has also launched the world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-food Robotics in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. This new advanced training centre in agri-food robotics is creating the largest ever cohort of Robotics and Autonomous Systems specialists or the global food and farming sectors, thanks to a multi-million-pound funding award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

"The Robotics programme at Lincoln offers students a broad range of training experiences in the multidisciplinary world of robotics, covering hardware and software basics, from electronics and mechanics, to autonomous control and intelligent decision-making."

Professor Elizabeth Sklar, Director of Research, Lincoln Agri-robotics

Entry Requirements 2023-24

United Kingdom


A Level: BBC to include a grade B from A Level Maths (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall, with Higher Level Grade 5 in Maths.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Maths.

BTEC qualifications may be considered with a grade B in A Level Maths.
Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Facilities

The degree is taught across the University’s College of Science, with research-informed teaching and facilities from the School of Computer Science, the School of Engineering, and Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology. Computer Science and Engineering at Lincoln are housed in the University’s Isaac Newton Building, while the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology is situated just three miles north of Lincoln in a beautiful semi-rural setting at our Riseholme Campus.

Career Opportunities

Robotics bridges the gap between mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, opening up opportunities across a range of different careers. Graduates are well placed for positions in manufacturing, technology companies, or medical robotics, or to go into research and development. Students may also choose to continue their study at postgraduate level at Lincoln, including on our MSc in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visit us to explore the Isaac Newton Building, where our students can access specialist equipment such as Raspberry Pi devices, smartphones, robots, and virtual reality equipment.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.