Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence have been identified by UK and worldwide governments as a key growth area with the potential to revolutionise manufacturing, surgery, health, social care, financial services, offshore energy and environmental monitoring, agriculture, smart cities and resilient infrastructure.
The European Commission published a report (Jan 2021) on the Industry 5.0 paradigm and the vision of human-robot cooperation, co-working, and sustainability; a way of using smart manufacturing, robotics, automation, and AI to benefit industry, employees and society as a whole.
This is driving a major change within many industries, and as a result there is a need to upskill current and future workforces to address skills shortages in robotics, automation and control engineers. This is where this master's programme comes in!
This new MSc is at the forefront of educating and developing the knowledge and skills of MSc students to be an instrumental part of future workforces and to fully embrace the Industry 5.0 vision.
The programme runs from September 2023.
Why Electrical Engineering and Electronics?
World-class facilities, including top industry standard laboratories
We have specialist facilities for processing semiconductor devices, optical imaging spectroscopy and sensing, technological plasmas, equipment for testing switch gear, specialist robot laboratories, clean room laboratories, e-automation, RF Engineering, bio-nano engineering labs and excellent mechanical and electrical workshops.
A leading centre for electrical and electronic engineering expertise
We are closely involved with over 50 prominent companies and research organisations worldwide, many of which not only fund and collaborate with us but also make a vital contribution to developing our students.