The AIM Overseas Robotics: Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Designs program welcomes students with a wide range of interests and the program incorporates multiple disciplines such as project management, design, electronics and programming.

The course will provide students with hands-on and practical experiences such as Computer and Robotic System design, Technical Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Robot Systems Modelling and Microprocessor Controllers. This program takes a multidisciplinary approach with incorporated teamwork, so that students are able to successfully and efficiently reach their end goal, which is to create a functional robot.

Fields of study

  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering
  • Computer science
  • Information technology

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest.

Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

8 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 8 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact AIM Overseas for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee is approximately $5,190 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

EAIT Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with the EAIT Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. The credit precedent information on this site is provided as a guide only and is subject to change. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

AIM Course EAIT Credit Assessment

AIM Overseas Robotics: Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Designs

B. Information Technology – 2 units for Level 1 Part D elective

B. Computer Science – 2 units for Level 1 Part D elective

BE(Hons) – 2 units for Engineering elective (level 1)

BE(Hons)/ME – 2 units for Engineering elective (level 1)

Isabella - 2019

I've always wanted to study abroad, but just wanted to try a short one, instead of going on a full semester exchange. This was the perfect opportunity, one month abroad; not too long if I hated it, but not too short if I loved it.

It definitely made me grow as a person. I solo travelled before and after my course as well, and that independence in a place across the world from home, really is quite amazing. Academically as well, I was the only non-engineer in the program, and the amount that I learned was quite amazing. 

Read more of Isabella's story here


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 04 January 2020
End: 01 February 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Riga, Latvia
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​