MSc Automation and Robotics

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Develop your knowledge and understanding of conventional and modern control systems via real-world application, automation and robotics systems, design and simulation, with our Master's degree in Chelmsford.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Why Automation and Robotics at ARU?

  • Experience an exhilarating learning journey in our cutting-edge Robotics Lab at Arise Chelmsford, connecting and collaborating with innovators and start-ups.
  • Utilise our world-class facilities and gain hands-on experience in designing and programming PLCs, robotics arms, pneumatic and electro-pneumatic systems, and PID controllers, and benefit from active research and development.
  • Dive into real-world automation and robotics projects, covering everything from design and coding to in-depth analysis, optimisation, and the latest 21st-century manufacturing systems.
  • Connect with like-minded visionaries at Arise's regular networking sessions to expand your professional network and share ideas.

The course aims to generate graduates who can exercise original thinking and independent learning, acquire unique engineering skills, and develop aptitudes as technical team leaders and directors. The students of this course are expected to develop a deeper understanding of technical, business, and managerial skills.

This MSc Automation and Robotics course will prepare you for the fourth industrial revolution and employers' demand for the workforce. It enables you to gain the in-depth expertise required to vigorously organise and participate in intelligent automation and robotics systems' design and development. You will specialise in the hardware and software that promotes, manages, and scrutinises intelligent techniques through acquiring advanced engineering skills in demand from the industry.

You will develop critical transferable skills, including problem-solving, innovative thinking, data analysis, project management and teamwork. The course equips graduates with the knowledge and skill required to design, exploit and deploy automation and robotic systems in various disciplines and industrial applications.

In this Automation & Robotics MSc course, you will understand autonomous and intelligent systems, robotics design and manufacturing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). It also enables you to gain in-depth expertise in the field.

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As a postgraduate student at ARU you’ll benefit from:

  • award-wining learning facilities
  • expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
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  • support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


At ARU, academic staff embed the research activities into teaching in terms of case studies. We involve you in the research activities. We encourage you to envision the path towards steep and vigorous solutions and train you to consider the scope of the market for technology and innovation.

We will support enhancing our students' research and employability experience by collaborating with industry to identify the market's need and adapt it to teach required skills. This MSc course focuses on entrepreneurial education and teaches you to look at automation and robotic applications and concentrate on the commercialisation side.

Some of the careers that this Masters could lead to are:

  • Automation, Mechatronic system design
  • Mechatronics and intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Computational Intelligence Production Engineer (Robotics)
  • Robotics Process Automation and Development
  • Automation Engineer
  • Automation Support Engineer
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Advanced innovative automation technologies

You will have the opportunity to

  • Enhance advanced technical and problem-solving knowledge in automation and robotic systems, control engineering systems, industrial robotics, and artificial intelligence.
  • Acquire the skills to apply control system principles, manipulate system behaviour, design estimators, and optimisation.
  • Comprehend essential concepts and principles of automation and robotics and demonstrate the knowledge through implementation.
  • Apprehend the programming languages and demonstrate understanding via assignments and exams.
  • Empowering you to think critically and develop confidence for taking responsibility in your future careers.
  • Enables you to further your qualifications at PhD and research degrees level to continue your research in a field you're passionate about.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our Professional Doctorate in Science and Engineering. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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