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Mechanical Engineering

BSc Robotics

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

If you are interested in robot programming, control systems and software, then this is the programme for you. The new and unique programme in Robotics joins together a range of subjects such as mechanics and production, electronics and IT, media technology and health science technology.

Robotics is a new, cross-disciplinary study programme based on existing research environments. Aalborg University has established a robot research programme which gathers research activities across the university. As a student, you will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and laboratories, and you will be taught by highly skilled professors from across the university.

The Robotics programme teaches you about the challenges faced by companies, engineering consultants and service- and research institutes in relation to the utilisation of robots and automation, and you will become the person able to assist them in this matter.You will learn to manage development-, analysis- and service tasks independently. As a graduate of a cross-disciplinary programme, you will also gain a special competence sought after by many employers – the ability to bridge gaps and co-operate with people from many different academic as well as professional fields.

Programme content

This programme consists of three main fields; manipulators, actuators and sensors. A manipulator is a mechanical instrument which can affect a robot’s surroundings, for instance a gripper arm. An actuator is a motor that either moves or controls a mechanism or a system. Thus, a robot interacts with its surroundings via actuators. Sensors sense the robot’s surroundings by sending a signal to the robot on which type of physical stimuli it needs to react to. As such, a robot is informed by the sensors whether there is something in its surroundings it needs to react to, the actuators initiate the desired movement, and the manipulator executes the task.

The 1st semester introduces you to these three main fields; manipulators, actuators and sensors. On the following semesters, you will learn about each of them: manipulators on the 2nd semester, actuators on the 3rd semester and sensors on the 4th semester. During the 5th semester, you will learn to connect these systems to make robots, and on the 6th semester, you are going to work with the use of robots, typically in industry or healthcare service. You can also choose to work with theories and methods in robotics and automation.The programme teaches you to build simple robot systems from sensors, actuators and manipulators

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels, including Maths and Physics

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, including Maths and Physics at HC3




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