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Robotics and Intelligent Devices

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Throughout the course students study a range of topics including  Signal Processing, Control Theory, Programming, Mathematics and Electronics.

Through project work, students will explore robotics and intelligent devices and may focus their project work throughout the programme in a specific area of their interest or blend thematic areas.

Students take a common 1st Year programme with Electronic Engineering. 

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MH306 - Robotics and Intelligent Devices
Maynooth University

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MH306  - Robotics and Intelligent Devices
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Students have the option of a placement, a research internship and an Erasmus study year abroad (subject to availability).

Students completing the degree in Robotics & Intelligent Devices will acquire strong skills in systems and knowledge of how systems fit together, through areas such as hardware, signal processing & system control. Through their combined work in hardware and software, students are equipped with a blend of skills which will lead them to work on items such as music devices, physical computer interfaces, mobile phones and healthcare systems.

Postgraduate studies are also an option.

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