Brighton, United Kingdom

Introduction to Electronics and Robotics Engineering

when 17 July 2023 - 4 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2605

Throughout the module, you will get a strong foundation in the concepts and principles used in robotics including kinematics, tolerances, structural analysis, prototyping and novel fabrication techniques required in the design and implementation of robotic systems. Through a series of practical Workshop/ Labs, you will learn the application of computer aided design software in robotics (i.e. CAD/Solid works).

You will also develop skills in electronic engineering and gain knowledge and ability to program embedded systems used in robotics to interact with actuators and sensors; and acquire practical knowledge of robot integration and testing.

This is a hands-on, intensive project-based module that exposes you to the design and implementation of robotic mechanisms and systems from scratch. You gain further insight into the robotics and electronics taught by carrying out a series of laboratory experiments and learning how to design, build, program and test your own robotic system.

The module closes with a robot competition/presentation, where you will have the opportunity to communicate and present technical information of your design and justify decisions of your robotic project to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Course aim

Have basic knowledge and analysis of the different robotics principles, systems, system design and methods covered in the course
Be able to apply state-of-the-art computer aided design, novel rapid manufacturing, prototyping techniques and programming microcontrollers for the design and implementation of robotic systems.
Be knowledgeable and able to demonstrate the design of low-complexity embedded systems utilising the various interfacing modules of microcontrollers, sensors and software algorithmic skills required to control those systems.
Be a team worker - proactive, flexible, creative and trusted - with ability to problem solve, communicate technical information and justify team design decisions of a robot challenge to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Credits info

15 EC
All our modules have been formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3-4 US credits. This means that your study at Sussex over the summer can count towards your degree.

Sussex modules are accepted for transfer credit towards degrees at most colleges and universities. But policies and degree requirements vary, so you should obtain approval for transfer of module credit before you apply.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor before choosing your modules to ensure you are able to transfer any credit you need.

Fee info

GBP 2605: The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2605. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so.

This is made up of:

Tuition fees of £1,735 per session include:

- All teaching and assessment for one module of study. Where field trips or course excursions are required then the cost of this is included in the tuition fee, however travel costs may be required
- A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 40 hours class/teaching contact hours
- Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 – 4 US credits
- A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (including meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).

The accommodation and campus programme fee of £870 per session include:

- Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
- Bedding pack of duvet and duvet cover, sheet, towel, pillow and pillowcase
- Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout


If you are applying from one of our partner institutions, you will be entitled to a reduction in tuition fees. Please contact your study abroad office or for more information.

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