Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 29/06/2020
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School School of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Eng. Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with Industrial Year Full-time
Programme Code 553E
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations Inst of Eng & Tech
Aims of the Programme The aim of this programme is to produce Engineers with expertise in Mechatronics and Robotics who have the ability to solve novel engineering problems by designing, developing and/or using mechatronic and robotic devices and systems with the associated software, subject to trade-offs involving a set of competing goals and constraints. Their level of ability will be beyond “assembling” or “configuring” systems. They will be equipped to play leading roles in a professional capacity in both industry and academia, and who have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development.

Graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Mechatronic Engineering, including various important specialisms. Some of their knowledge and understanding will be at the forefront of the discipline.

Typical graduates will be able to make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, with an awareness of the context in which they work. They will be self-motivating, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development. They will only need to complete a matching section to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer.

The high level of numeracy of graduates, and their skills in problem solving, team working, and communication and information technology, equip them for successful careers outside as well as within the electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications and computing industries.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1. the broad scientific principles underpinning Mechatronics and Robotics;




2. mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering;




3. the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Mechatronics and Robotics, and their limitations;


4. the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies;







5. important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering;



6. the characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials and components;




7. some management and business practices;






8. ethical and social issues related to engineering;






9. professional engineering responsibilities;






10. the role of engineers within an engineering company and the interactions that normally take place with other disciplines;*

11. the methods used for controlling day-to-day work and records within an engineering company;*

12. the application of technical knowledge in an industrial context at an appropriate level for the student’s qualifications;*

13. the basic financial aspects of the work of a company;*

14. the standard of professional presentation skills required in modern industry;*

* Knowledge and Understanding expectations 10 to 14 above apply only to the “...with an Industrial Year” variant of the programme.
1. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Laboratories

2. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops

3. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning

4. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work

5. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning

6. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Laboratories

7. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

8. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

9. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

10 - 14: Work in an industrial environment under the supervision of an approved Industrial Tutor.
Maintenance of a logbook and completion of training records and/or other records required by the procedures of a company.
Completion of a piece or pieces of work required by the company in the normal operation of its business such that the student develops responsibility for his/her actions.
1. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Essay assignments
Oral presentations
Written reports

2. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Computer-based exercises
Written reports


3. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Written reports


4. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Oral presentations
Computer-based exercises
Written reports



5. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Written reports


6. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Written reports



7. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Written reports




8. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Written reports.




9. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Written reports.




10 - 14. Training records
Written report
Oral Presentation
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1. to select and apply scientific principles, routine mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools in solving familiar Mechatronics and Robotics problems;




2. to model and analyse routine engineering systems, processes and products;






3. to search for information for solving a problem, and present it for discussion;







4. to consider given information and extract that which is pertinent to a routine problem





5. to design a system, component or process using routine design techniques, and be able to modify an existing design





6. to apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account of typical technical risks, with some grasp of commercial risk




7. to take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner





8. to use computer based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the result

9. to use laboratory instrumentation appropriately

10. to conduct prescribed laboratory experiments, estimate errors of measurements, and draw limited conclusions

11. to undertake routine practical or simulation tests of a design solution and comment

12. to work safely and promote safe practice

13. to make acceptable presentations of technical and business information in a variety of ways



14. to manage time and resources effectively



15. to work as part of a team



16. to learn under guidance



17. to develop a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints



18. to sort, manipulate and present data through a range of standard forms






19. to keep suitably referenced records of correspondence;*

20. to write professional reports suitable for presenting to clients;*

21. to give professional oral presentations under pressure of time;*

22. to maintain a professional and responsible attitude to work;*

23. to reflect on their learning.*

*Skills and other attributes expectations 1 to 23 above apply only to the “...with an Industrial Year” variant of the programme.

1. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work

2. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work

3. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work

4. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

5. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

6. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

7. Lectures
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group design work
Independent design work

8. Computer-based workshops
Laboratories


9. Laboratories


10. Laboratories




11. Computer-based workshops
Laboratories


12. Laboratories


13. Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work
Individual Project


14. Group design work
Independent design work
Individual Project


15. Group design work
Independent design work


16. Group design work
Independent design work
Individual Project

17. Group design work
Independent design work Individual Project



18. Lectures
Problem classes
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work
Laboratories
Individual Project

19 – 23:Exposure to normal work practices within an engineering company under the supervision of an approved Industrial Tutor
and in day-to-day contact with junior engineers and other staff whether on site or in an office
1. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports



2. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports



3. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Oral presentations
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports


4. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports


5. Unseen and open book examinations
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports



6. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports


7. Unseen and open book examinations
Group design reports
Independent design reports




8. Computer-based exercises
Laboratory reports


9. Laboratory reports


10. Laboratory reports




11. Computer-based exercises



12. Laboratory reports

13. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Oral presentations
Laboratory reports
Project report
Peer assessment

14. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Project report
Peer assessment

15. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Peer assessment

16. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Project report
Peer assessment

17. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Project report
Peer assessment

18. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Laboratory reports
Project report




19 - 23:Training records
Written report
Oral presentations