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2021/22 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:

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.

This course is a four-year degree. If you wish to graduate after three years of study, you may choose to transfer to the BEng in Mechatronics and Robotics during your third year.

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 four-year MEng programme, students will be able to:

- Demonstrate a comprehensive and specialist knowledge and understanding of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline, including those which are at the forefront of the subject, and a critical awareness of new developments and the wider engineering context.
- 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; formulate and analyse complex problems, which may involve information that is incomplete or uncertain.
- Demonstrate the ability to select, use and critically 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, and showing originality and creativity in the design process.
- 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, including the entire lifecycle of products, 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.
- Demonstra te 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 and academic research skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility, and to evaluate their own performance, individually and as a member of a professional 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, selecting and evaluating the methods used.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector, and the skills necessary for life-long independent learning and professional development.

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 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC1130Circuit Analysis and Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ELEC1406Communications for Robotics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC1620Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ELEC1702Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC1704Further Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC1801Electronic Design Project10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH1300Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH1310Mechanics for Mechatronics and Robotics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC2130Electronic Circuit Design10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC2530Power Electronics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC2540Control Systems10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC2645Embedded Systems Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ELEC2665Microprocessors and Programmable Logic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MECH2200Sensors, Actuators and Mechanisms20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MECH2300Design & Manufacture for Mechatronics & Robotics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:


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 (Sep to Jan)
COMP3631Intelligent Systems and Robotics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC3030Professional Studies10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC3565Electric Machines10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH3775Additive Manufacturing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MECH3895Individual Mechatronics and Robotics Project50 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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


Year4 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5030MTeam Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students will be required to select 45 credits from the following optional modules, with an appropriate workload balance between semesters:

COMP5400MBio-Inspired Computing15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC5562MPower Electronics and Drives15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
ELEC5566MFPGA Design for System-on-Chip15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5620MEmbedded Microprocessor System Design15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
MECH5460MAerial Robotics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5605MBiomechatronics and Medical Robotics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

Last updated: 03/08/2021 10:06:13

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