A significant proportion of your third year is dedicated to project work. Depending on your programme of study, you’ll either do a major individual project in your third year, or you’ll do a group design project in your third year and an individual project in your fourth year.
Individual projects give you a chance to show your technical independence and creativity. Working alongside an academic specialist, you’ll have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of topics within electronic and electrical engineering.
If you’re a Music, Multimedia and Electronics student you will study a major music technology module, which is an open brief individual project. The focus for the project is decided entirely by the student and, with the support of a dedicated supervisor, can consist of anything from recording and editing an album, to music synthesis and signal processing.
Stroke Rehabilitation Robot for the Wrist
Kaan Esendag, a third year Mechatronics and Robotics MEng, BEng student designed a stroke rehabilitation robot for rehabilitating the wrist of stoke patients. The device is designed as a modular attachment to MYPAM and the project mainly focuses on mechanical design of the devie using CAD programmes such as SolidWorks, as well as designing the whole circuit board and the motor controller on a PCB using EAGLE.
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High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) driver system
Maksims Kuznecovs has been working on a system that can deliver non-invasive cancer treatment for his third year Mechatronics and Robotics MEng project.
Group design project
You’ll undertake a group design project if you’re studying one of our core degree programmes leading to an MEng Honours degree or if you are a Music, Multimedia and Electronics student.
Group projects provide an exciting opportunity to prove that you’re ready to be considered a professional engineer. Working with other student engineers, you’ll manage a complex technical project and achieve something to be proud of. Some of our group projects have been truly impressive!
Group design project examples
Conductive surfaces into touch-interactive systems using electric fields
As part of their third year group design project, students Christopher Doel, Elie Dib, Thomas Caine and Shahid Sajid created a kit to convert any surface into a touch-interactive system.