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Robotics MSc

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Overview

An MSc in Robotics will allow you to gain specialist knowledge relating to robotics and automation applications. A multi-disciplinary programme that explores the integration of mechanical devices, sensors, electronics and intelligent computer-based controllers. Delivered by the Department of Informatics, which has an enviable reputation for research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.


Key benefits

  • Unrivalled location in the heart of London giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the BCS Chartered Institute for IT, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution for Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

  • Graduates gain experience of designing robotic devices to provide smart engineering solutions.

  • Access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling students to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in intelligent systems and related fields.

  • Research-led individual project supervised by leading experts in their fields. 


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, September to September.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake Approximately 25 FT.

Course leaders Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact email Enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Informatics

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in mechanical engineering (or other relevant subject e.g. physics, mathematics, electrical engineering). 

We also welcome international, professional or occupational qualifications and assess them on an individual basis.

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £40 applies. Your application will be reviewed by an academic tutor and we aim to respond to applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer during busy and holiday periods.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please include transcripts of subjects taken in the relevant degrees and copies of all certificates and relevant qualifications mentioned in your application.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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Course detail

Description

Robotics is a multi-disciplinary activity dealing with the integration of mechanical devices, sensors, electronics and ‘intelligent’ computer-based controllers. The programme is therefore built around core modules such as Robotic Systems, Computer Vision, Sensors and Actuators, Real Time Systems and Control, which are complemented by a wide range of optional modules. The final part of the programme is an individual project that is closely linked with the Department’s research activities.

Course purpose

For graduates in engineering or a related scientific discipline, from this programme you will gain an awareness of the latest developments in Robotics while completing research and development work for your individual research project. This will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

Course format and assessment

Lectures; tutorials; seminars; laboratory sessions. Assessed through: coursework; written examinations; final project report.

Structure

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Career prospects

Via the Department’s Careers Programme students are able to network with top employers and obtain advice on how to enhance career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to have very successful careers in industry and research, working areas such as manufacturing, automotive and aerospace. Recent employers include Cummins Inc. and Transport Alstom. 

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

TBC

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

TBC

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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