During the second year of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to complete two individual projects:
The first project is part of the Mobile Applications Project module (optional if you’re a Mechatronics and Robotics student, compulsory for all other programmes). We’re part of the Apple University Program and have access to the developer tools used to create iOS applications and the ability to test the applications on actual devices. As part of this module, you’ll learn about software development and object-oriented programming, and you’ll develop your own iOS application. Several students have published apps on the App Store and many students have graduated from the School and gone on to become Mobile Application Developers after completing this module.
The second project is part of the Embedded Systems Project module. As part of the ARM University Program, we have access to various tools and resources that allow us to teach you about embedded systems using the latest microcontroller architectures. This project covers both hardware and software, so by the end of the module, you’ll have designed and assembled a printed circuit board (PCB) using surface-mount technology, and developed embedded firmware to interface with various sensors and displays. There will be input from Freescale, who will sponsor a prize for the best student project. Several of our students have since found employment with ARM (among other embedded systems companies) after completing this module.
If you’re a Mechatronics and Robotics student then you’ll also complete two Mechanical Engineering team-based design and manufacture projects, including the ‘daring dash’.