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Programme structure: Robotics (MSc) - what's running in 2019/20

Please note: Due to alternative arrangements for teaching and assessment in place from 18 March 2020 to mitigate against the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, information shown for 2019/20 may not always be accurate.

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Robotics Systems PG COMSM0012 10 Mandatory TB-2
Robotic Fundamentals (UWE, UFMF4X-15-M) EMATM0033 15 Mandatory TB-1
Technology and Context of Robotics and Autonomous Systems EMATM0018 10 Mandatory TB-1
Robotics Research Preparation AENGM0029 15 Mandatory TB-4
Image Processing and Computer Vision COMSM0020 10 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMATM0044 10 Mandatory TB-2
Dissertation (UWE, UFMED4-60-M) EMATM0015 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Select one of the following:
Intelligent Adaptive Systems (UFME7K-15-M) EMATM0045 15 Optional TB-2
Human-Robot Interaction (UWE, UFMFHP-15-M) EMATM0043 15 Optional TB-2
Select a minimum of 40 credit points from the following list:
Optional units are subject to timetabling constraints of the teaching timetables at both the University of Bristol and the University West of England.
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional TB-2
Sensory Ecology BIOL31132 10 Optional TB-4
Design Verification COMS31700 10 Optional TB-1
Advanced DSP & FPGA Implementation EENGM4120 10 Optional TB-2
Uncertainty Modelling for Intelligent Systems EMATM1120 10 Optional TB-1
Control Theory EMATM2700 10 Optional TB-2
Virtual Product Development MENGM6049 10 Optional TB-1
Biomechanics MENGM6051 10 Optional TB-1
Intelligent Information Systems EMATM0042 10 Optional TB-2
Transport and Mobility Modelling EMATM0021 10 Optional TB-2
Electromechanical Systems Integration (UWE, UFMEEA-15-M ) EMATM0030 15 Optional TB-4
Advanced Control & Dynamics (UWE, UFME7F-15-M) EMATM0031 15 Optional TB-4
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

Due to the different sizes of units at the two Universities, some students will gain 185 credit points.

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