BEng Mechatronics and Robotics
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On successful completion of the first and second years of the programme, students will be able to:• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a broad range of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline.• Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, and also computational and analytical techniques and models, in order to solve a range of engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions. • Demonstrate the ability to select and use technical literature.• Demonstrate the ability to design solutions to a range of problems and projects, considering a range of societal, user and commercial factors.• Demonstrate the ability to apply an integrated or systems approach to a range of engineering problems.• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the economic, ethical and environmental impacts of engineering, adjusting their practice according to professional codes of conduct.• Demonstrate the ability to use a range of practical and laboratory skills, in order to solve a range of engineering problems, selecting appropriate materials, equipment and processes.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will also have had the opportunity to:• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising decision-making skills and personal responsibility.• Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of their own work to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms.• Demonstrate the ability to manage their own learning and professional development, and acquire the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and may include written examinations, in-class and online tests, problem sheets, assignments, and coursework in the form of projects, reports, presentations and posters.This programme is subject to supplementary rules for progression and award which are additional to the University’s standard rules. These additional rules include the following criteria: In order to progress to the next level of study, or to be awarded the degree of Bachelors or Masters (including Integrated Masters), students must obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in every module that contributes to the engineering learning outcomes. For most programmes, this means every module that is included in the programme. Students must also obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in any significant assessment component within a taught module (a component worth more than 30% of the module marks) in order to pass the module and receive the module credit. This rule applies to all ‘ELEC’ coded modules.Full details about the assessment rules are available in the version of the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study.