Year two

Year two undergraduate student working on a buddy for The Daring Dash

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. 

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Year two undergraduate project, The Daring Dash

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Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering year two undergraduate project, The Martian Mile