Project work

Year one

Year one project work

If you’re looking to match your degree to your career aspirations and are keen to ‘learn by doing’ then the undergraduate projects you’ll carry out on our courses will give you excellent opportunities to develop vital skills for a successful career. Our current students regularly say that project work is one of the most satisfying and challenging aspects of their course. In applying theory to practice, your project work will give you an effective way of learning in depth, and give you the chance to understand how different aspects of electronics work together. You’ll be able to focus on aspects of the subject that you find most interesting while developing key transferable skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

In your first year you’ll be working as part of a team to design, build and test an autonomous robot or radio-controlled vehicle to steer around a track. The project ends in a competition to see which team has the most innovative, longest running and fun design. If you’re studying Music, Multimedia and Electronics you will work on a music creation and production project in our digital audio workstation laboratory. This draws on both creative and technical skills to develop and sequence a soundtrack, for example, for a cinematic application. If you’re a Mechatronics and Robotics student then you’ll also complete a Mechanical Engineering design and manufacture project, which includes computer-aided design activities and mathematical modelling to build a prototype ‘buggy’ or ‘glider’.