MSc Robotics Technology
why study this programme?
The MSc Robotics Technology is a unique two year programme collaboratively delivered by Plymouth University and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
in Pittsburgh, USA.
This professional master’s degree programme trains future leaders of robotics and intelligent automation enterprises and agencies, in the principles and practices of robotics, automation science, engineering, software engineering, and management. It aims at training professionals who will be able to lead the development of the robotics industry.
The extended project course sequence, a unique feature of the core programme, provides students with the opportunity to apply robotics innovation and research in real-world settings. Begun in year one, the extended project (EP1 through EP4) is a continuum that progresses smoothly through study of research tools and methods, project definition, planning, management, data gathering and analysis. Through this you will draw and report conclusions to a variety of audiences (technical, management, investors, etc) via a multitude of media outlets including oral presentations, written papers or reports, brochures etc. Students work with both the University of Plymouth and CMU academic staff in collaboration with industry to identify an opportunity or problem and develop a solution using robotics and intelligent automation.
In year one, the taught element delivered at Plymouth will provide a deep theoretical and practical knowledge in robotics with an emphasis on mobility and interaction. These are areas of robotics where important developments are anticipated. Teaching will cover theoretical and practical knowledge of control and design, interfacing between real-world devices, autonomous processing and evaluation of acquired information, as well as interaction with the user and intelligent decision making. You will have access to a robotics club and other university courses, such as an entrepreneurship course, and will initiate an innovative project inspired by the latest developments in technology and society.
Year Two at CMU provides further knowledge in sustainable development, leadership, technology application and industry-oriented project completion. Selected courses will provide a vehicle to increase technical knowledge and expertise. Coursework covers advanced mechanics, computer vision, mobile robot design, programming and development. Students benefit from close mentoring of the project and an application/ implementation plan.