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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MEng, BEng Mechatronics and Robotics

Programme code:MEBE-MTC/RUCAS code:HH36
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Prof Shane Xie Contact address:S.Q.Xie@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

- AAA A-Levels including A-Level Mathematics.
- A wide range of other qualifications accepted.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Engineering

Programme specification:

Aims

- To provide an integrated multidisciplinary education in mechatronics, robotics and related engineering topics.
- To provide an in-depth education in the key underpinning topics of electrical and mechanical engineering such as electronic circuit theory, electromagnetism, solid mechanics, vibration and control.
- To provide a research-led curriculum and learning approaches in all topics, in particular in control systems, embedded systems, machine intelligence, intelligent systems, and electric drives and actuators.
- To demonstrate the application of mechatronics and robotics in industry.
- To develop students' generic and transferable skills in written/verbal communication, management, leadership and business for careers in engineering or other professions.
- To provide extensive practical experience of electrical and mechanical engineering through laboratory work and the completion of an extensive independent project in every year of study.
- To meet the full educational requirements (in the case of the MEng programme), in compliance with UK-SPEC, to permit progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and registration with ECUK as a Chartered Engineer.
- To meet the educational requirements expected of a 3 year Engineering programme (in the case of the BEng programme), in compliance with UK-SPEC, to contribute to progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and registration with ECUK as a Chartered Engineer.

Objectives

On completion of the 3 year BEng programme, graduates will be able to:

- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the underlying science and mathematics of electrical and mechanical engineering.
- Apply mathematical and computer models to electrical and mechanical engineering problems.
- Apply a knowledge and understanding of electronics, power systems, electric drives, control systems and mechanical design to engineering projects.
- Apply a systems approach to electrical and mechanical engineering problems;
- Show competence in the use of modern software and hardware tools, materials, components and equipment for the design, construction and test of electronic circuits, control systems drives and mechatronic or robotic systems.
- Demonstrate a range of design skills including the ability to identify design constraints and to appreciate user needs.
- Demonstrate creativity in the design of mechatronic and robotic systems.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and societal aspects of electronic and electrical engineering and understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering.
- Show an awareness of the legal frameworks governing mechatronics and robotics, including governmental legislation, intellectual property and contractual issues.
- Show awareness of the environmental and sustainability, health and safety and risk assessment issues associated with mechatronics and robotics.
- Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards - including quality standards - and be able to deal with technical uncertainty.
- Use a wide range of technical literature and other information sources.
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication.

On completion of the 4 year MEng programme, graduates will have achieved all of the above and, additionally, will have further developed their skills and abilities in the following areas:

- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of electrical and mechanical engineering, including an awareness of historical, current, and future developments and technologies.
- Apply an extensive range of mathematical and computer models to electrical and mechanical engineering problems and show an appreciation of their limitations.
- Apply a knowledge and understanding of electronics, power systems, electric drives, control systems and mechanical design to grou p and individual engineering projects.
- Use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies in mechatronics and robotics.
- Apply theoretical concepts and simulation tools to unfamiliar problems in mechatronics and robotics.
- Show knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to develop an innovative design for a mechatronic or robotic system.
- Demonstrate an in-depth appreciation of practices and priorities in the electrical and mechanical engineering industries.
- Apply research methodologies to mechatronic or robotic project work.
- Analyse and synthesize information from research literature on mechatronics and robotics.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of current developments in research in mechatronics and robotics and their potential impact on industry and society.
- Work effectively as part of a team.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC1130Circuit Analysis and Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC1140Circuit Theory10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1620Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC1702Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1704Further Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1900Physical Electronics 110 creditsSemester 1
MECH1206Design and Manufacture 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH1230Solid Mechanics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for progression/award.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC2130Electronic Circuit Design10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC2645Embedded Systems Project20 creditsSemester 2
ELEC2660Mobile Applications Project20 creditsSemester 1
MECH2620Vibration and Control20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH2636Design and Manufacture 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH2660Mechatronics and Robotics Systems20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to choose one of the following modules:

COMP2611Artificial Intelligence10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC2530Power Electronics10 creditsSemester 1

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for progression/award.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC3030Professional Studies10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3662Embedded Systems20 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3875Individual Engineering Project50 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH3460Robotics and Machine Intelligence20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to select 20 credits from the following optional modules, with an appropriate workload balance between semesters:

COMP3631Intelligent Systems and Robotics20 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3560Electric Drive Systems10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3575Electric Power Systems10 creditsSemester 2
MECH3225Biomedical Engineering Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH3470Vehicle Design and Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for progression/award.


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC5031MIndustry Dissertation15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH5030MTeam Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH5090MMechatronics and Robotics Applications15 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students will be required to select 30 credits from the following optional modules, with an appropriate workload balance between semesters:

COMP5400MBio-Inspired Computing15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5562MPower Electronics and Drives15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5565MElectric Drives15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5566MFPGA Design for System-on-Chip15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5620MEmbedded Microprocessor System Design15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5195MAutomotive Driveline Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5605MBiomechatronics and Medical Robotics15 creditsSemester 1

Students may only select either ELEC 5562M Power Electronic and Drives or ELEC 5565M Electric Drives.
Only one computing module may be selected.

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for award.

Last updated: 25/08/2017

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