The MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills to develop the innovative solutions required by the rapidly emerging global industry in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS).
The programme aims to provide the opportunity to enhance and apply students' existing knowledge of computer programming and mathematical frameworks through laboratory workshops, lectures, debates and independent research.
The course assumes a familiarity with programming concepts and the supporting mathematical framework while presenting advanced concepts relating specifically to the computing domain.
How You Study
Students on this programme can experience a blend of different teaching and learning approaches. The programme aims to enable the development of skills through practical workshops in the laboratory, and academic knowledge through debate, lectures, discussion, and personal research.
Modules assume familiarity with programming concepts and the supporting mathematical framework while presenting advanced concepts relating specifically to the computing domain.
Each module consists typically of 12 weeks of study. This time includes a supporting lecture programme, a series of supported laboratory sessions and time for the completion of assignment exercises and examinations. Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of the study.
The programme is supported by online access to lecture material and related information.
The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least two-three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
The programme is assessed through a variety of means, including in-class tests, coursework, projects, and examinations. The majority of assessments are coursework based, reflecting the practical and applied nature of computer science. The final stage research project provides the opportunity to specialize and to complete a piece of work of significant complexity.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or second class honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. This could include Engineering, Maths and other Science and Technology subjects involving a significant element of computer programming.
International students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.