Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 30/06/2020
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 M.Eng. Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with Industrial Year Full-time
Programme Code 556E
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 5 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.

MEng graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Mechatronics and Robotics, including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline. They will be able to evaluate current research critically, and be original in the application of their knowledge, proposing new hypotheses as appropriate.

Typical MEng graduates will be able to deal with complex issues, making sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and will be able to communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. They will be self-motivating and able to act autonomously, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and to have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

The high level of numeracy of MEng 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 comprehensive set of scientific principles underpinning Mechatronics and Robotics;




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




3. the extensive concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Mechatronics and Robotics, and their limitations, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline;

4. the design process and design methodologies, with a comprehensive understanding;






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



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




7. an extensive set of management and business practices and their limitations;






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 integrate knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design, the business context and engineering practice to solve a substantial range of Mechatronics and Robotics problems, some of a complex nature;


2. to model and analyse complex Mechatronics and Robotics systems, processes and products using appropriate scientific principles, mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools, recognising the limitations of such analysis;

3. to innovate in solving novel and challenging problems, and be aware of the limitations of the solutions;

4. to obtain and process (possibly conflicting) information from a wide range of sources;

5. to generate an innovative design for systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs;

6. to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies;

7. to apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving, taking account of a wide range of risks and constraints;

8. take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner;

9. to select and use appropriate ICT, recognising the capabilities and limitations of computer based methods for engineering problem solving;

10. to select and use laboratory instrumentation appropriately and effectively;

11. to conduct laboratory experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions;

12. to plan and execute practical or simulation tests of design solutions, and present a report containing critical analysis of the results and recommendations for action;

13. to construct a prototype;

14. to work safely and promote safe practice.

15. to communicate effectively and persuasively to technical and non-technical people

16. to optimise use of resources and time

17. to undertake most of the technical roles within a team, which may be multidisciplinary, and exercise leadership

18. to learn independently, acquiring new skills, including at the forefront of knowledge

19. 19. to monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis

20. to sort, manipulate and present data in a way that facilitates effective analysis and decision making

21. to keep suitably referenced records of correspondence;*

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

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

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

25. to reflect on their learning.*

* Skills and Other Attributes expectations 21 to 25 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 projects
Independent projects

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

3 -8: Lectures
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Group projects
Independent projects

9. Computer-based workshops
Laboratories
Individual research project

10 – 14. Laboratories
Individual research project

15. Computer-based workshps
Group design work
Independent design work
Projects

16 – 19: Group design work
Independent design work
Projects

20. Lectures
Problem classes
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work
Laboratories
Projects

21 – 25: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
Oral presentations
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports


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



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

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

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

6. Unseen and open book examinations
Group design reports
Independent design reports
Individual research report

7. Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports
Individual research report

8. Unseen and open book examinations
Group design reports
Independent design reports
Individual research report

9. Laboratory reports
Group design reports
Independent design reports
Individual research report

10. Laboratory reports
Individual research report

11. Laboratory reports
Individual research report

12. Laboratory reports
Group design reports
Independent design reports
Individual research report

13. Laboratory reports Independent design reports
Individual research report

14. Laboratory reports
Individual research report

15. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Oral presentations
Project report

16. Group design reports Independent design reports
Project report

17. Group design reports
Independent design reports

18. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Project report

19. Group design reports
Independent design reports
Project report

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

21 – 25: Training records
Written report
Oral presentations