Course Overview

Technology and robotics are set to drastically alter the national job market over the next few decades, as automated systems become more advanced and take on a greater role across all sectors and industries. This will mean that the growing robotics industry will require a new wave of skilled technicians who can manage these increasingly sophisticated systems.

Embedded intelligence is even beginning to extend beyond industrial and military application; products ranging from cars to domestic appliances are reliant on intelligent systems. In the future, robots will be a part of everyday life, in healthcare, education and even entertainment, meaning there will be more opportunities than ever before for skilled graduates.

The course incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC) as part of the first year of study, and is available as a full-time or part-time programme of study. There are flexible delivery options to ensure minimal impact on your existing responsibilities, including employment.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Foundation Degree, Higher Apprenticeship, Higher National Certificate
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
2 years (full-time) 4 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2021 - June 2023 (full-time) September 2021 - June 2025 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2021-22 are:

BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)

Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2021, please contact the team on [email protected]

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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I chose to study an engineering focused degree because there is so much to learn. The tutors are great and have so much industry knowledge which they share with you. The staff are really helpful if you need guidance. My apprenticeship is with Spirent Communications and I won ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in 2015 at the Apprenticeship Awards, which I’m really proud of.

Sophie Westerman
Sophie Westerman