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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BEng Mechatronics and Robotics

Programme code:BEN-MTC/RUCAS code:HH41
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Prof Shane Xie Contact address:S.Q.Xie@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

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:

Programme specification:

Programme Overview

Mechatronics integrates electronics with mechanical engineering to create intelligent systems. The transport, health, entertainment and service industries are among many that are benefiting from advances in the field. This unique multidisciplinary course offers you the opportunity to study the most exciting aspects of electronics, mechanical design and artificial intelligence and apply them to the design and manufacture of sophisticated intelligent systems.

You will study a wide variety of core modules in your first two years, giving you a solid foundation across different disciplines. Topics will include circuit analysis and design, digital electronics, solid mechanics, design and manufacture, embedded systems and power electronics, among others.
You will also study a range of specialist topics including intelligent systems and robotics, machine learning and additive manufacturing.

The aim of this programme is to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in industry, including design, problem solving, numeracy and analysis skills, together with ‘transferable skills’, such as communication and working as a team. Graduates are in great demand, with exciting career opportunities in an exceptionally wide range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, energy, transport, healthcare, security and defence, aerospace, emergency services, agriculture, even the entertainment and creative industries.

Learning Outcomes

As an engineering degree programme, the primary learning outcomes are aligned with the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer with ECUK. For BEng programmes, some further learning will be required; MEng programmes meet the educational requirements for professional registration in full. This applies to programmes accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The accreditation status of this programme may be confirmed by contacting the School.

The subjects studied in the programme modules are designed to meet these learning outcomes while focussing on the key topics which are relevant to the programme theme.

On successful completion of the three-year BEng programme, students will be able to:

- Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline, including some which are at the forefront of the subject.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, and also computational and analytical techniques and models, in order to solve complex engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions.
- Demonstrate the ability to select, use and evaluate technical literature, and recognise the limitations of knowledge in the discipline.
- Demonstrate the ability to design solutions to complex problems, and carry out extended engineering projects, considering a range of societal, user and commercial factors, and industry standards.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental impacts of engineering, making appropriate decisions informed by professional codes of conduct.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply the techniques of risk management in order to deal with technical uncertainty in engineering projects, and mitigate the effects of security risks.
- Demonstrate the ability to use a range of practical and laboratory skills, in order to solve complex engineering problems, selecting appropriate materials, equipment and processes, recognising their limitations.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of quality management systems, and demonstrate the ability to apply professional project management skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility, individually and as a mem ber of a team.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both the results of their own work and other complex information, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, and the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector.

Progression and Award

This programme is subject to rules for progression and award which are slightly different from the University’s standard rules. Current and prospective students should make themselves familiar with these additional rules which are listed in the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study, and summarised under the ‘[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment] links below.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

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

COMP1011Programming for the Web10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1130Circuit Analysis and Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC1406Communications for Robotics10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1620Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC1702Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1704Further Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1801Electronic Design Project10 creditsSemester 2
MECH1300Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotics10 creditsSemester 1
MECH1310Mechanics for Mechatronics and Robotics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

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

COMP2611Artificial Intelligence10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC2130Electronic Circuit Design10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC2530Power Electronics10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC2540Control Systems10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC2645Embedded Systems Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC2665Microprocessors and Programmable Logic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH2200Sensors, Actuators and Mechanisms20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH2300Design & Manufacture for Mechatronics & Robotics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

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

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


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMP3611Machine Learning10 creditsSemester 1
COMP3631Intelligent Systems and Robotics20 creditsSemester 2
ELEC3030Professional Studies10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3565Electric Machines10 creditsSemester 2
MECH3775Additive Manufacturing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH3895Individual Mechatronics and Robotics Project50 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

Last updated: 30/06/2020 18:52:14

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