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Robotics with a Foundation Year MEng (Hons)
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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 25 graduates of Robotics with a Foundation Year MEng (Hons) and other courses in Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering at The University of Sheffield for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering.

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Salary

Salary of Graduates in Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Industrial, Production & Manufacturing Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £33000 £40500
25-75 percentile range £28000 - £37500 £28000 - £42000 £30500 - £50000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Electrical And Electronic Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £31346 £31542 £36569
25-75 percentile range £26650 - £35670 £23647 - £39786 £27414 - £46315

Course Description

If you don't have the scientific or mathematical background for our engineering degrees this degree with a foundation year is for you. The foundation year will build your skills and knowledge in related areas to ensure you're ready to move on to your degree.

You'll study modules in mathematics, further mathematics, physics and engineering. Each of these will introduce you to the key concepts and skills in the subject, from calculus to the structure of atoms, and your engineering module will give you the chance to apply this knowledge practically as well as introducing core engineering principles.

After successfully completing your foundation year you'll be able to progress to the first year of the four-year MEng Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering.

Your robotics degree

Robotics is a highly interdisciplinary branch of engineering, which requires technical skills from a range of engineering disciplines. During the degree you'll be taught by academics who are active researchers in robotics and mechatronics. You'll develop skills in designing, analysing and testing robots, autonomous vehicles and other complex electro-mechanical systems. In the last two years of the degree you'll have the opportunity to tailor your course to suit your interests with optional modules.

During the degree you'll also get a chance to work with students across the University's faculties of engineering and science. You'll take part in the Global Engineering Challenge: a week-long team project where you'll find creative solutions to a real-world engineering problem. You'll also be able to get involved in extracurricular activities. Current projects include designing and building payloads for satellites and rovers, and developing autonomous vehicles and rockets.

Other options for you:

After successfully completing your foundation year you'll be able to progress to the first year of the MEng Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering or MEng Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with a Year in Industry course.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. Our MEng degrees meet all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Robotics with a Foundation Year MEng (Hons) at The University of Sheffield

65% Sales occupations
20% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Robotics with a Foundation Year, MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Robotics with a Foundation Year MEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £29110 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Sheffield in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Sheffield in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #7 
    • #141 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a government funded research university based in Sheffield, England. The university’s vision is to change the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge. This university does not have campuses, but instead approximately 430 buildings that are located quite close to each other in Sheffield’s metropolitan city centre.

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