Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 30/08/2017
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 Full-time
Programme Code 669C
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
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:
The comprehensive set of scientific principles underpinning Electronic and Electrical Engineering; with an emphasis on Mechatronics and Robotics.
The comprehensive range of mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering;
The extensive concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and their limitations , including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline; with specific reference to Mechatronics and Robotics.
The design process and design methodologies, with a comprehensive understanding;
Important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering;
The characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials and components;
An extensive set of management and business practices and their limitations;
Ethical and social issues related to engineering;
Professional engineering responsibilities;
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops
Group design work
Independent design work
Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Essay assignments
Oral presentations
Written reports
Computer-based exercises
Independent design work
Group design work
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:
to integrate knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design, the business context and engineering practice to solve a substantial range of Electronic and Electrical Engineering problems, some of a complex nature; with an emphasis on Mechatronics and Robotics.
to model and analyse complex Mechatronics and Robotic systems and other Electronic and Electrical Engineering systems, processes and products using appropriate scientific principles, mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools, recognising the limitations of such analysis;
to innovate in solving novel and challenging problems, and be aware of the limitations of the solutions;
to obtain and process (possibly conflicting) information from a wide range of sources;
to generate an innovative design for systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs;
to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies;
to apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving, taking account of a wide range of risks and constraints;
take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner
to select and use appropriate ICT, recognising the capabilities and limitations of computer based methods for engineering problem solving;
to select and use laboratory instrumentation appropriately and effectively;
to conduct laboratory experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions;
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;
to construct a prototype;
to work safely and promote safe practice
to communicate effectively and persuasively to technical and non-technical people
to optimise use of resources and time
to undertake most of the technical roles within a team, which may be multidisciplinary, and exercise leadership
to learn independently, acquiring new skills, including at the forefront of knowledge
to monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis
to sort, manipulate and present data in a way that facilitates effective analysis and decision making
Tutorials, problem classes and group work
Web-based and conventional guided learning
Computer-based workshops
Group projects
Independent projects
Individual research project
Group design work
Independent design work
Unseen and open book examinations
Problem solving exercises
Oral presentations
Computer-based exercises
Group design reports
Independent design reports
Individual research report
Laboratory reports
Project report