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    FdEngRobotics, Automation and Mechatronic Engineering

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    Why Study a Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM) Degree?   

    Businesses worldwide need experts in robotics, automation and mechatronics to help them develop streamlined automated processes, solve problems and create manufacturing facilities of the future. Whether it’s developing self-driving cars, new products for military or commercial applications, or creating new robotised production lines, this course is about developing essential transferable skills for the jobs of the future. This unique course, develops you as an engineer and roboticist to design new manufacturing systems for our ever-evolving world.  

    But why Harper Adams University?  

    Here at Harper, our hands-on degree immerses you in real projects. You'll actively design, test, and evaluate processes, products, and create automated assembly lines, making your learning experience truly dynamic. With our focus firmly on your future career, you will have the opportunity to work with potential employers and industries through case studies, projects and briefs set by our industry partners and academics. We address core issues that align with our values, including sustainability, climate change, society, health, wellbeing, efficiency, ethics and innovation. This approach shapes you into a global engineer that is also an industry-ready graduate.  

    Harper Adams is a hub of opportunity, with students and staff participating in various STEM and Robotics competitions; including the CLAAS annual Field Robot event, the Efficiency For Access Design Challenge and developing a fully automated and robotised production lines with our Food Engineering Apprentices. Alongside partnering with the UK-RAS (Robotics & Autonomous Systems) network, your Harper community extends well beyond your own course.  Our RAM degree connects with the whole engineering department at Harper, fostering a dynamic network that also includes our cutting-edge Applied Data Science course at Station Quarter. 

    Studying our RAM course opens diverse career paths, providing knowledge in autonomous vehicles, drones, computing, software development, mechanics, AI, machine learning, computer vision, sensor systems, and advanced materials. Through hands-on projects, students collaborate with esteemed employers like Cap Gemini, Denso, EPSON, RBSL, Avara Foods, Magna, and more, enriching their practical experience and industry connections. 

    Through industry links, students may also pursue micro-credentials throughout their degree, including courses through AWS, Google, CISCO, and Microsoft in areas like Cloud Computing and Cyber Security. 


    of our Harper Adams graduates are in employment or further study!

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    Entry requirements for 2025

    Our typical offer

    Offers tend to be in the region of 72 UCAS points.

    Full requirements

    Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, please contact the Admissions team:

    How will I be taught? 

    At Harper Adams, our RAM degree prioritizes hands-on learning, allowing you to continuously demonstrate your skills through quizzes, assignments, and engaging projects. As you progress, the culmination of your studies involves applying your knowledge to tackle practical challenges faced by real-world businesses. 

    As a student, you'll engage in workshops, seminars, and learn from industry experts throughout the course. Additionally, you'll have access to online learning materials to prepare and test your knowledge, enabling you to put theory into practice during class. We offer a blend of dynamic online and in-person collaborative experiences for a comprehensive understanding. 

    To support your academic success, we offer supplementary online learning and access to tutoring services. Our program is designed to prepare you not just for academic success, but also for a future in the field of robotics, equipping you with practical skills and the knowledge necessary for an incredible career in engineering and/or further education. If you’re not confident in your mathematical, coding or technical skills, we also provide personalised support to help you thrive there too. Recognizing each student's unique strengths and challenges, we embrace a broad spectrum of entry requirements and offer contextualised offers where possible.  

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    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course.

    Worried about the cost?

    Other sources of financial help are available, including a wide range of scholarships, Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA), and the Access to Learning fund.

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