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University of the Arts London

UCAS Code: H671 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

BCC at A-level.

104 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

MMM in the BTEC National Extended Diploma

104 tariff points from full level 3 qualifications.

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Creative computing

Mechatronics and robotics

The BSc Creative Robotics course is an exciting mix of robotics and creative practice set in the context of a world-renowned creative university. The course combines machine learning, physical computing and robotics with a strong emphasis on creative applications and critical perspectives on ethics and impact of robotics in society.

You will acquire a contemporary set of applied robotic skills. These include robotics coding using languages such as Python, C++, and dominant robotic industry open development frameworks such as ROS, MoveIt and Unity.

Furthermore, you will challenge accepted norms around the role robots play in our everyday lives. You will learn to design and build creative robotics including constructing machines that make music and art. You will learn how to use mechanics, electronics and computing intelligence to build a variety of robots such as soft robotics, non-humanoid, humanoid and evolutionary robots. You will explore how critical theory, philosophy, neuroscience and cognitive science have influenced the design of a robot’s body and mind in tandem.

**What to expect**

- Learn robotics and electronics skills sought after in industry: Creative roboticists are highly sought after due to their ability to translate creative direction into robotic design.

- Critical engagement with technology: Engagement with creative robotics practice and critical theory, will build your ability to self-reflect and think critically about your role in shaping the world.

- A material understanding of robotic technologies: Develop an appreciation of robotics in both a technical and cultural sense. This will enable you to challenge dominant ways of deploying robotics and explore cultural biases.

- Interdisciplinary teaching: You’ll be exposed to different modes of learning and develop a solid understanding of robotics technologies through a creative lens.

**Industry experience and opportunities**

You will benefit from a wide range of industry talks and the opportunity to meet industry representatives throughout your studies.

Furthermore, you have the opportunity to undertake the optional year in industry details of which will be provided in the second year of study.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Creative Computing Institute, University of the Arts London

Department:

Creative Computing Institute, University of the Arts London

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What students say

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65%
Creative computing

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in computing

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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Mechatronics and robotics

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