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Unit information: FARSCOPE Group Project in 2021/22

Unit name FARSCOPE Group Project
Unit code EMATM0019
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Richards
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

Group project unit in which cohort tackles a multidisciplinary challenge set by an external partner and develops a physical concept demonstration. Examples include Mars rover challenge, EURATHLON or robot soccer contest entry, or IMAV competition entry.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse a problem to derive requirements and design of an autonomous robotic solution, if applicable.
  2. Integrate software and hardware to design and realise autonomous robotic solution to meet requirements.
  3. Work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

Teaching Information

This unit is primarily experiential. After an initial introduction to the problem, students will manage their own activities, with staff on-call support during timetabled laboratory periods

  • 8 hrs/wk lab periods

Assessment Information

20% : interim assessment of design and planning documentation (formative)

30% : group presentation (~30 minutes) (formative and summative)

50% : individual reflective account (~1000 words) on technical and management aspects (summative)


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.