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I'm interested in working with robots/AI.In university,what degree should I choose?
Original post by Anlasan
I'm interested in working with robots/AI.In university,what degree should I choose?

Hi @Anlasan ,

Robotics and AI are a great choices of subject area to pursue! (I might be slightly biased as that is the area I study!). There are lots of different pathways into a career in robotics, degree courses such as robotics, mechanical with electronics, mechatronics which cover a range of robotics topics. For AI it would most likely be computer science or software engineering, there are quite a few specialised AI courses at MSc level. I would recommend doing some research on degree courses and look at the course content to see if it appeal to you, a lot of universities have similar courses but have varying names so I would recommend looking at a range of robotics/mechanical/electronics/mechatronics courses to see if they include robotics. I would also recommend looking at university research areas to see if robotics/AI is something that they research.

I'm a current 4th year Mechatronics Engineering Student at Lancaster University and throughout my time here I've had multiple opportunities to work with robots. In 2nd year all mechanical, electronic and mechatronic students get to do a interdisciplinary robot team project where the objective is to create a robot that follows a line and then does some sort of task, my year it was to put a letter on a shelf, there are a set of requirements that the robot has to meet and it is a fun challenge to work on. In my 3rd year I got to work with a large tracked robot as part of my dissipation project and another coursework was to program a robot to walk like a human (which was super challenging!). These are just a couple examples of how I've been able to work with robots at university as a mechatronic engineering student. Additionally, in fourth year I got the opportunity to do a machine learning module who was my first time working with it. Many of our lecturers/researcher are starting to incorporate AI/ML into their research and more frequently are they offering projects that incorporate it into engineering.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know : )
Izzy (LU Engineering Student Ambassador)
Original post by Anlasan
I'm interested in working with robots/AI.In university,what degree should I choose?

Hello @Anlasan,

If you're interested in robots and AI then I think you would be excited to hear about our BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence degree! With this course you can progress online at a pace that fits your lifestyle while equipping yourself with highly sought-after skills that include machine learning, functional programming and natural language processing. Our elective modules also offer the opportunity to learn about robotics specifically.

You can read more about our AI degrees and the programme specifications here - https://bit.ly/48QHG2X

I hope that this helps! Good luck with your search 😊

Thanks,

Becky
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Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Hi @Anlasan ,
Robotics and AI are a great choices of subject area to pursue! (I might be slightly biased as that is the area I study!). There are lots of different pathways into a career in robotics, degree courses such as robotics, mechanical with electronics, mechatronics which cover a range of robotics topics. For AI it would most likely be computer science or software engineering, there are quite a few specialised AI courses at MSc level. I would recommend doing some research on degree courses and look at the course content to see if it appeal to you, a lot of universities have similar courses but have varying names so I would recommend looking at a range of robotics/mechanical/electronics/mechatronics courses to see if they include robotics. I would also recommend looking at university research areas to see if robotics/AI is something that they research.
I'm a current 4th year Mechatronics Engineering Student at Lancaster University and throughout my time here I've had multiple opportunities to work with robots. In 2nd year all mechanical, electronic and mechatronic students get to do a interdisciplinary robot team project where the objective is to create a robot that follows a line and then does some sort of task, my year it was to put a letter on a shelf, there are a set of requirements that the robot has to meet and it is a fun challenge to work on. In my 3rd year I got to work with a large tracked robot as part of my dissipation project and another coursework was to program a robot to walk like a human (which was super challenging!). These are just a couple examples of how I've been able to work with robots at university as a mechatronic engineering student. Additionally, in fourth year I got the opportunity to do a machine learning module who was my first time working with it. Many of our lecturers/researcher are starting to incorporate AI/ML into their research and more frequently are they offering projects that incorporate it into engineering.
I hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know : )
Izzy (LU Engineering Student Ambassador)

Though I'm a lot late but thank you so much for the guide!
Original post by Anlasan
I'm interested in working with robots/AI.In university,what degree should I choose?

Hey there,

I would advise taking a look at The Mechatronics and Robotics course. You can read more here: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/mechatronics-beng-degree/mechatronics-beng-degree.aspx

The Mechatronics and Robotics BEng/MEng course is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on the integration of mechanical, electronic, and intelligent control subsystems to create complete systems. The systems could be a product, machine, or process. This multidisciplinary approach utilises unique design principles, processes, models, toolsets and philosophy, allowing for the development of simpler, more economical, and reliable systems.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Ilya :smile:

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