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Bachelor
Robotics

Robots are revolutionising the way we manufacture, work and live. Join this fast-paced industry and learn to solve everyday problems through technology with this Bachelor’s programme in Robotics (BEng). 

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Overview

Start your online Bachelor's programme in Robotics

Mobility, healthcare, agriculture and more – supply chains across the globe are becoming increasingly dependent on robotic technology. Robots are creating faster, more efficient ways to design, construct, monitor, inspect and transport with precision and agility. Robots may be programmed to take on many roles, yet industries still rely on talented professionals to design, test and build this technology and ensure safety and reliability. Robotics is a vast market that is rapidly growing, with tremendous career potential for those with the right expertise.

In order to best prepare you for the international job market, all of our study programmes are offered 100% in English. What are you waiting for?

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees. 

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1117421c


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

Study contents

Online course overview

The IU BEng in Robotics combines know-how from mechanical, electrical and control engineering, while covering the basics of computer science, data science and artificial intelligence. The combination of theoretical principles and practical projects will provide you with all the necessary skills to build a career as a robotics specialist. Our programme prepares you with relevant technical skills, hands-on experience and contextual knowledge of the latest technology and industry trends. You will acquire a solid foundation in the fundamentals of robotics, as well as expert insights into the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Introduction to Robotics

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Mathematics II

5

Fundamentals of Physics

5

Mathematics: Linear Algebra

5

Technical Drawing

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Production Engineering Industry 4.0

5

Introduction to Programming with Python

5

Mathematics: Analysis

5

Mechanics – Statics

5

Electrical Engineering

5

Project: Design with CAD

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Sensor Technology

5

Signals and Systems

5

Mechanics – Kinematics

5

Mechanics - Dynamics

5

Collaborative Work

5

Programming with C/C++

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Mechatronic Systems

5

Control Systems Engineering

5

Project: Modelling and Simulation of Robots

5

Project: Introduction to Robot Control

5

Embedded Systems

5

Project: Robotics

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Seminar: Human-Robot Interaction

5

Project: Applied Robotics with Robotic Platforms

5

Seminar: Robots and Society

5

Safety of Industrial Plants and Machines

5

Electives A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Electives B

10

Electives C

10

Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Cognitive Robotics

10

Industrial Robotics and Automation

10

Service Robotics

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Cognitive Robotics

10

Industrial Robotics and Automation

10

Service Robotics

10

AI Specialist

10

Autonomous Driving

10

Data Science and Deep Learning

10

Python for Software Engineering

10

IT Security

10

Foreign Language Italian

10

Foreign Language French

10

German Language

10

Foreign Language Spanish

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Cognitive Robotics

10

Industrial Robotics and Automation

10

Service Robotics

10

AI Specialist

10

Autonomous Driving

10

Data Science and Deep Learning

10

Python for Software Engineering

10

IT Security

10

Mobile Software Engineering

10

Foreign Language Italian

10

Foreign Language French

10

German Language

10

Foreign Language Spanish

10

Studium Generale

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

Module guide

Course schedules

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one, but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

Careers

Your Robotics career outlook

After completing your bachelor’s programme in Robotics, you’ll be an expert in your field and highly employable for a wide range of roles. For example, you may enter the field of automation technology in aerospace, the chemical and automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering or logistics.

Mann arbeitet an Roboterarm

Robotics Engineer

As a specialist in robotics, you’ll be responsible for designing machines and system components. You will design and make calculations for components, develop robot applications and software solutions. You will also be responsible for the simulation and optimisation of robots, as well as the development and support of test applications for robotics.  

Frau arbeitet an Mikrochip Produktion

Project Lead Robotics

If you choose a career as a project lead in robotics, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that your projects run smoothly. You will create schedules and communicate with customers, suppliers and partners.

Roboter bei der Arbeit

Automation Engineer

As an automation engineer, you will optimise control and regulation processes in large plants. You will develop solutions for automation and drive processes. In addition, you will be involved in product development through automated tests and carry out quality control.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “I wanted to make a career change but to still be able to apply the knowledge I've gained to my work.”

    Anne-Kathrin Gansebohm

    Online student

  • “The bachelor's degree has opened new doors for me.”

    Anna Haslbeck

    Graduate

  • “Despite already having two other degrees, I realised that IT offers great potential – so I took on a third degree at IU!”

    Patrick Schott

    Online student

Personal counselling
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Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Robotics

On campus study model and fees for your Bachelor degree in Robotics

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.