Year 1 and Year 2
First and second-year students will put their learning to the test with challenging team projects, including building armoured sumo wrestling robots by Electrical students and white-line follower. These group projects will develop the personal, team working and communication skills that employers demand of you.
Year 3 – Go-Karts
Third-year Mechanical students have the chance to get involved and go head-to-head in a fiercely competitive race on the university campus, putting their soapbox racers to the test.
Students carefully research and design their racers before setting to work on the fabrication process with a budget of £200 per team. The teams attempt to complete a carefully planned route, weaving through obstacles to test their manoeuvring, brakes, steering and the pilot’s handling skills, with gold, silver and bronze trophies being presented to the three fastest teams.
Year 3 – Autonomous Robot Yachts
An exciting project where Electrical third-year students get divided into teams and go head-to-head, putting the autonomous robot yachts they have designed and built to the test.
This student project encourages mathematical, analytical and team working skills, where teams are given three attempts to complete a trial across the Balmedie Beach.
Year 4 and Year 5
In year 4 and year 5, students engage in an individual research or industrial project to integrate technical, transferable and project management skills to overall, increase your depth of knowledge.
We offer a variety of extra-curricular opportunities to our students.
“I had the opportunity to participate in the MATE Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) challenge as a member of the RGU team, Special ROV Service. Held in a different locale in North America every year, students from all over the world compete against each other with purpose built ROVs. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow peers, make contact with influential members of industry and show off your engineering skills.” - Bruce Mackenzie, MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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