Autonomous Vehicles (H7122)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module introduces the concepts of autonomous vehicles focusing on control systems engineering issues related to decision making in autonomous operation. The module covers several topics including navigation, communication, path planning, obstacle avoidance, simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM), modelling and simulation of autonomous systems. Case studies demonstrating real world applications of the techniques used in the development and deployment of autonomous systems are also included in this module.


42%: Lecture
58%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


50%: Coursework (Group presentation, Group submission (written))
50%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.