SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
Robotics and Control System Engineering will give you the broad practical skills base you’ll need in programming robotic systems and computer-aided control. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge necessary for programming software development and control with practical applications working on a range of engineering systems including software development within an engineering project and more.

The course supports progression into other Engineering disciplines as well as computing studies training or employment. This provides the basis for candidates to gain insight into the supporting technologies of robotics, and with further study, they could progress into careers such as software development, digital security and/or forensics.  Further occupations such as mechanical and automotive engineering, aeronautical and marine may also use your studies.

This award is available in short full time (18 week) and will be delivered across the Midlothian and Milton road campuses. Successful completion will allow progression onto a full-time course session 2017-18.
What You Will Learn
  • Mechanical and Fabrication practical skills 
  • Software development skills 
  • Repair and fault finding skills 
  • Robotics and applications testing skills 
  • Skills and attitudes for employability plus an understanding of the workplace 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Control systems applications and supporting technologies 
  • Employability and essential core skills
Entry Requirements
  •  No formal entry qualifications
  • An interest in Robotics and computer control systems is required
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • outcome by outcome basis
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression onto one of our Level 5 or 6 Engineering courses 
  • Computing with Digital Media Level 5 or 6 or NC Technical support (Level 6) 
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering
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Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
GRANTON x x x x x
MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
MILTON RD x x x x x
SIGHTHILL x x x x x
OUTREACH x x x x x

Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
Edinburgh College is at the forefront of modern engineering, offering an exciting range of courses which are designed to respond to the needs of industry.
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