Although this is primarily an engineering programme, it does extend and redefine the boundaries of engineering into new and exciting areas, including artificial life, biologically-inspired robotics, swarm intelligence and human-robot interaction. This is the only Robotics degree in the UK which is geared to producing the fully-rounded professionals who will be essential if Britain is to compete with the US and Japan in the up-and-coming robotic economy. UWE has a long history of research in robotics, boasting the biggest robot lab in the UK - Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL). Current projects include robots that mimic real brains to discover more about our own biology, robots that make their own electricity by digesting dead insects and other biological waste, and 'Whiskerbot' with a biomimetic artificial whisker system making it able to recognise objects and textures just like a real rat or mouse! Our research also spans the breadth of how humans and robots can work and interact together in everyday life. Additionally the Faculty of Environment and Technology has strong complementary research covering broader areas of intelligent systems, complex co-operative systems and unconventional computing. It is intended that this degree will be accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.