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Engineering (Robotics and Automation Engineering) - BEng Hons Degree (Part-time)

Summary

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

If you're interested in Engineering and want to know how things are integrated, designed, manufactured and made to work, this is the course for you.

Encompassing the study of mechanical, electrical / electronic and control engineering, we have, in consultation with local employers, developed a highly industry relevant programme that delivers the knowledge, experience and general transferable skills required for employment in this broad and exciting field.

Our BEng (Hons) Robotics and Automation Engineering programme will provide you with the core and specialist principles of engineering to furnish you with the required skills to enjoy an exciting career path within this diverse sector.

You will have the opportunity to customise your course to follow a Mechatronics pathway, after you have sampled core engineering subjects.

The course consists of core common modules at level 4 and then develops with more subject specialisms later in the programme. Opportunities to explore software and practical subject areas such as computer aided design, microprocessors and controls and simulation are embedded within the modules to enable a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability.

A current shortage of skilled Robotics and Automation engineers means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates as design, production and project engineers within a variety of sectors.

Many of our graduates are now employed by major companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields, Airbus, NIC, GCE and Ford Motor Company as design, production, project or research and development engineers.

  • Course code ET1HE608
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Day/s of week Tuesday
  • Time 09:00 - 17:15

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
09 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
3 Years

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

The UK has a significant shortfall of suitably skilled and qualified engineers. We have well- developed working relationships with a wide range of Engineering employers, through which we help and support learners into sustainable employment.

Some of our previous graduates work at companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse (Springfields Fuels Ltd) and Airbus.

Other study options

Successful students may also wish to continue their studies by undertaking a relevant postgraduate degree at another University Institution, leading to even greater career opportunities.

Key information

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline:

  • DD from A levels to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or science-based subject
  • PPP from Extended Diploma, MP from Diploma, MM from 90 Credit Diploma in a science or technology-based subject, including passes in mathematics

The entry criteria for direct entry onto Level 5 of the programme are:

  • HNC or HND with an overall merit grade in: Mechanical, General or Aeronautical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering discipline

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component

Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.


Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

BEng (Hons) Engineering (Robotics and Automation Engineering)

Fees and funding

Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course.

Extra costs and equipment

There may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing.

It is highly recommended (but not mandated) that at the start of your programme, you apply for student membership through a professional organisation such as IMechE or IET. Some organisations provide discounted student membership whilst for others there is no charge.

*Correct as at February 2024

  • IMechE - Affiliate Member*: No charge for an apprentice or studying engineering at college or an undergraduate student studying a STEM degree.
  • IET* - Students and apprentices membership fees (duration of the course or up to five years) £35.

You will need your own scientific calculator, we recommend the Casio FFX-91ES (costs start from around £15).

Books, Journals and electronic resources can be accessed via the College Learning Resources facility.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Awarding Body: Lancaster University

Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS)

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

  • Modules at level 5

    Module title Code Credits Optional
    Research Project ET5MD238 20 No
    Professional Engineering Management ET5MD239 20 No
    Further Engineering Mathematics ET5MD240 20 No
    Commercial Programming Software ET5MD241 20 No
    Embedded Systems ET5MD242 20 No
    Industrial Robots ET5MD243 20 No
  • Modules at level 6

    Module title Code Credits Optional
    Major Project ET6MD211 40 No
    Professional Engineer ET6MD212 20 No
    Control and Simulation ET6MD213 20 No
    Digital Signal and Image Processing ET6MD214 20 No
    Electrical Power ET6MD215 20 Yes
    Microprocessors and Microcontrollers ET6MD216 20 Yes

Programme Specification

Download our Programme Specification for this course.

How will I learn?

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Learning Methods

Learning Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Scheduled 0 306 367
Independent 0 894 590
Placement 0 0 243
Total 0 1200 1200

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Coursework 0% 64% 63%
Exam 0% 16% 34%
Practical 0% 20% 3%
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