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Engineering & Robotics


Prepare for a high-flying career in engineering or robotics with a foundation programme that will help you reach your potential.

As a student at the University of Plymouth, you will have access to the largest number of humanoid robots available to undergraduate students in Europe!

Once you successfully complete our Foundation programme, you will work in a world-class research environment with staff internationally renowned for cutting-edge research. An option to take a placement year is also available to help you further develop your skills.


  • Two semesters


  • September
  • January


  • £15,250

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Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September and January

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication: You will develop your academic communication skills and use of digital technology for higher education.
  • BUS107 – Principles of ICT
  • SCI101SC – Numerical Techniques 1
  • SCI115 – Physics 1

Semester 2

  • SCI103 – Numerical Techniques 3
  • SCI116 – Physics 2
  • SCI130 – Research and Referencing
  • SCI131 – Programming Techniques

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


  • Design Engineer
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Operations Technician
  • Robotics Engineer

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Hear from our students about what helped them choose Plymouth, and what is so special about their experiences as a student at UPIC.

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