In year two, you’ll take part in 'The Daring Dash', which is a world-class learning activity sponsored by National Instruments and Jaguar Land Rover. The challenge is to build an autonomous, electric-powered buggy to travel over an uneven course and stop on a bull’s-eye.
You’ll programme a high-specification embedded controller, design a suspension and chassis, and select motors/ drive-train components, to compete against your peers for a winning time and prize.
Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering students will undertake 'The Martian Mile'. Rather than developing an earthbound buggy, you'll design, build and test a planetary rover which is suitable for deployment on Mars. This project is also sponsored by the National Instruments and Exo-Mars (a subsidary of Airbus), who will be the judges of the final design.
Students from all courses will also be challenged to develop and build a microhydroelectricity device to generate electricity from flowing water, and test your device in our water flume.