Aims/Description: This module provides students with the opportunity to work as a group on a substantial project of relevance to systems and control engineering. Students will gain practical experience of all aspects of the systems lifecycle, from problem formulation and requirements capture, through design and build activities, and subsequent verification and validation. Each project will have a synthetic customer and students must deliver within time and budget constraints. Students will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills in written and oral forms, including a practical demonstration of the system they have built. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on the individual and group contributions they are making.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Teaching Methods: Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment, Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Automatic Control and Systems Engineering):

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