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Programme structure: Robotics (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Robotics Systems PG COMSM0012 10 Mandatory
Robotic Fundamentals (UWE, UFMF4X-15-M) EMATM0033 15 Mandatory
Image Processing and Computer Vision COMS30121 10 Mandatory
Technology and Context of Robotics and Autonomous Systems EMATM0018 10 Mandatory
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Mandatory
Robotics Research Preparation AENGM0029 15 Mandatory
Dissertation (UWE, UFMED4-60-M) EMATM0015 60 Mandatory
Students must select one of the following units:
Intelligent Adaptive Systems (UWE) EMATM0034 15 Optional
Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Surgery (UWE) EMATM0040 15 Optional
Students may select 40 credit points from the following list in consultation with the Programme Director, depending on their academic background and subject to timetabling constraints:
Sensory Ecology BIOL31132 10 Optional
Computational Neuroscience COMS30127 10 Optional
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMAT31530 20 Optional
Design Verification COMS31700 10 Optional
Animation Production COMSM0013 20 Optional
Advanced DSP & FPGA Implementation EENGM4120 10 Optional
Uncertainty Modelling for Intelligent Systems EMATM1120 10 Optional
Control Theory EMATM2700 10 Optional
Advanced Techniques in Multi-Disciplinary Design AENGM2005 10 Optional
Virtual Product Development MENGM6049 10 Optional
Biomechanics MENGM6051 10 Optional
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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