University of Essex

University of Essex

Intelligent Systems and Robotics

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of contemporary intelligent systems, with robots serving as a major example of the technology; thanks to the leading research being undertaken in our School. Students gain a solid understanding of the foundations of this technology, ranging from the principles by which sensed data are converted into useful information to the practical aspects of developing intelligent and robotic systems, but also offering them a number of options which cover state-of-the-art modern techniques; these directly reflect research directions in our school, including biologically-inspired robots, biometrics, or computational intelligence; the course is delivered by a our team of internationally-recognised researchers, with expertise spanning the entire range of intelligent systems and experience of developing robots intended for land, under water and in the air; research carried out by our team has resulted in appearance in the Robot Soccer World Cup final, an autonomous robot fish in the London Aquarium, a self-programming computer vision system, and many others.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Computer vision; group project; intelligent systems and robotics; machine learning and data mining; professional practice and research methodology; programming embedded systems; project and dissertation. Optional modules include: Artificial neural networks; creating and growing a new business venture; digital signal processing; electronic system design and integration; evolutionary computation and genetic programming; high level logic design; natural language engineering.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Telephone number: 
01206 872719