MSc Project (Robotics and Autonomous Systems) (876H1)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

This module is designed to expose you to a real-life engineering problem, to which you can apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in the areas of robotics, mechatronics or autonomous systems.

Your work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by a specified deadline - and presented to an audience that isn't necessarily directly familiar with the work undertaken.

The project requires a holistic approach that brings together what you learn and the engineering skills you develop on the course.

Your project will demand individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking. It involves working as an individual on a particular area of activity relevant to the course, with the goal of meeting a specific set of objectives, supervised by a member of faculty.

The specific objectives depend on the nature of your project. However, it is typical for a project to involve:

  • specification
  • development of concepts
  • detailed design
  • hardware and/or software implementation
  • testing
  • analysis
  • evaluation
  • documentation
  • communication
  • project management
  • resourcing
  • planning
  • scheduling.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 11 hours of contact time and about 589 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.