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Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering

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.

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What will I learn?

Ucas Code: 68C5

Award: FdSc / HNC awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

Students who successfully complete the FdSc Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering may progress to stage 2 (Level 5) of the BSc (Hons) Robotics at the University of Plymouth. Students who successfully complete the HNC Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering may progress to stage 2 (Level 5) of the BSc (Hons) Robotics at the University of Plymouth. They may also progress to stage 2 (Level 5) of the FdSc Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering at University Centre South Devon.

Potential Job Roles

"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

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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