School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with Sandwich Placement

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code GH77
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

The robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) fuelled by the rise in computer processing power, the

profusion of data, and the development of techniques such a ‘deep learning’ is undergoing a major transformation.  AI-enabled Robots are growing beyond being the workhorses of industrial shop floors,  and beginning to assume the roles of personal assistants, delivery vehicles, surgical assistants, assist   doctors with medical diagnoses, exoskeletons, driverless vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among  many others.

Given that Robotics and Artificial Intelligence have an important degree of interdependency, this course brings together these two areas, and offers conceptual grounding in intelligent systems, and the chance to apply theoretical knowledge in  a practical setting.

An artificial intelligence and robotics degree will provide graduates with a fantastic platform from which  to enter a wide range of challenging sectors: such as Finance, Engineering, IT & Technology, Manufacturing & Production, Transport & Logistics, Public Sector, Defense, Healthcare, Entertainment  and Science.

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As AI and Robotics technologies develop, they are going to create a demand for new skills. The graduates

will develop a portfolio during their course which will give them suitable experience in order to present to employers of practical skills required from industry. Students will also be encouraged to pursue a project with an industry partner, giving them ‘industry experience’. The students will also be encouraged to take  part in national and international competitions which will further how involvement with external stakeholders.

The transferrable skills such as problem identification, analysis, modelling, solution developing and evaluation gained in this course will prepare the students for a range of careers. The modules related to this award will be conscious of conformance to the University Employability + enterprise award, to ensure that relevant support and guidance  is embedded in the curriculum.

The most common fields where employment can be found will be in industries developing robotic solutions for manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy, defence, research, etc. Graduates roles could include,

  • Robotics  Design specialist
  • Software engineer/developer
  • Embedded  Systems developer
  • Intelligent  Systems architect
  • Intelligence analyst in a range of sectors such as Finance  Further study (Computer Science Masters courses,  PhDs  researching)

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course is taught by experienced academics, who are deeply involved in research and have experience

of collaborating with industry experts. These academics are also able to transfer their knowledge and skills  to the students. The course also provides the opportunity for students to work with industry on some  modules so that theoretical  underpinning is  enhanced with real-life experience.

A placement can be undertaken anywhere; local or national for example. During a placement, you will be doing similar work to a normal employee of the organisation giving you a unique insight into your chosen profession or sector, the opportunity to acquire crucial personal skills and also the opportunity to build a network of useful contacts.

The team at The Workplace constantly search for new placement opportunities but if you find an opportunity that interests you or you have been successful in securing one yourself, contact them for further information and support.


Students choosing to undertake a placement will gain (Sandwich) on their degree classification.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of BB or CDD.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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