Cognitive Robotics

Students will learn about robotic platforms, vehicles & sensors, robot control strategies, robot vision & perception, sensor fusion, robot manipulation as well as human machine interfaces and coordinated strategies for complex robotic challenges that necessitate a 'system of systems' approach to design.

The programme is specifically designed as a full online (or blended) programme, including video lectures and practical challenges to allow students to develop and apply their learning. The programme will be of interest to recent ICT, scientific or Engineering graduates who wish to further specialise in the field of robotics. The programme will also be of interest to technical professionals seeking to apply robotics techniques, platforms and services to development of new products and processes.

Award: Professional Diploma
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

The programme will be delivered fully online. This Diploma consists of Specialist Modules in :-

Modern Robotic Systems and Control.
Introduction to Vision Systems.
Locomotion: Path Planning, Mapping and Manipulation.
Sensing and Perception.
Digital Futures Project Portfolio Planning.

Students will experience a supportive and dynamic learning environment in which there will be an emphasis on peer learning, team learning, critical reflection and feedback. Through the virtual learning environment students will have an opportunity to engage with a range of learning methods and problems. Between session students will be supported by faculty and staff online

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree in a cognate (related) discipline, (minimum H2.2), or equivalent and have at least 5 years of relevant industrial experience.

The course admission team may interview applicants at their discretion as part of the admission process.

Alternative Entry Route:

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be considered in accordance with the University's policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning. These candidates will be required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their technical and/or management experience.

Alternative Entry Route applicants will be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the experience, motivation and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

- A copy of your most recent CV.

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year part-time, online.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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