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The Bath Master’s Experience - Architecture, Engineering and Design

Sample live teaching by joining our virtual taster lectures.

  • 18 May 2021, 9.00am to 18 May 2021, 12.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

What to expect

Each session will include:

  • a taster lecture
  • a Q&A with a current student, graduate or industry partner giving you the chance to ask questions about master’s study at Bath and how it can help you to achieve your career goals

All sessions will be hosted live on Microsoft Teams.

Sessions available

There are four sessions available on this day. You can book onto as many sessions as you like but we recommend that you choose sessions that are most relevant to the course you would like to study.

If you book on a session, you will also receive a recording of it after the event even if you can't attend.

Engineering the cars of the future: the Bath approach

Tuesday 18 May, 9:00 - 10:30 GMT+1

Join this session if you are interested in Automotive Engineering with Electric Propulsion MSc.

Session description

This taster lecture will explore some of the key challenges faced by a new generation of engineers and technologists as they rethink the automobile and personal mobility as part of a sustainable and clean air future. This will provide insights into how an Automotive MSc from Bath provides a stepping stone into this exciting and dynamic sector.


Dr Daniel Coren is a Senior Lecturer in advanced automotive propulsion systems based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has an extensive track record of successful automotive and aeronautical research and development activities as a project manager, coordinator and engineer, in the academic and commercial sectors.

Daniel’s current research interests include pedagogical practice, especially project-driven learning environments as a route to encouraging innovation and partnership, and delivery modes which take the best from physical and digital interactions.

Andrew Cookson will be present for the Q&A part of this session.

Dr Andrew Cookson is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is currently involved in several areas of research applying computational modelling to important problems in medicine and industry.

Multidisciplinary project: a collaborative approach to designing a building

Tuesday 18 May, 9:00 - 10:30 GMT+1

Join this session if you are interested in Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design MSc, Conservation of Historic Buildings MSc, Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials MSc, Modern Building Design MSc.

Session description

Our Architecture & Civil Engineering MScs include a multidisciplinary project for semester 2. This shared element brings together students from all four courses to work in teams to develop a building design to client, site and project requirements. In this taster lecture, Kemi Adeyeye will give an overview of the content and structure of a typical multidisciplinary project undertaken by students, and will show some examples of recent work.


Dr Kemi Adeyeye is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. Her research interests include:

  • integrated design and planning
  • architectural technology
  • sustainability and resource efficiency (water)
  • resilience in modern and heritage contexts
  • water resource efficiency
  • water, energy nexus

Bio-inspired robotic systems

Tuesday 18 May, 11:00 - 12:30 GMT+1

Join this session if you are interested in Mechatronics MSc or Robotics and Autonomous Systems MSc.

Session description

An introduction to the ideas of bio-inspiration. Nature has been optimising living autonomous systems for billions of years, with the result that there are many useful techniques that we can apply when designing artificial robotic systems. In this taster lecture, Rob Wortham will briefly review some of the history of biomimetic approaches from antiquity through to the state-of-the-art in bio-inspired robots.


Dr Rob Wortham is a Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Autonomous Systems within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Rob is also Director of Studies for the MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Incremental vs breakthrough innovation – which is really better?

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 GMT+1

Join this session if you are interested in Engineering Business Management MSc or Innovation & Technology Management MSc.

Session description

This session will cover:

  • product development
  • agile approaches
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • driving incremental improvements
  • customer feedback loops


Peter Mott is a Professor of practice with 27 years prior industrial experience in automotive, and food packaging and processing sectors. Previous experience includes roles as Vice President leading research and development and service business organisations in Europe, Asia and the Americas (with Tetra Pak) and Chief Program Engineer leading new vehicle programs (with Ford Motor Company).

Professional and leadership skills include strategy development, operations management, product development, business leadership, business transformation and managing a P&L. Skilled in managing cross functional and cross cultural teams having held leadership positions in Europe, North America and Asia.

Dr Steve Cayzer is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. He manages the Engineering Business Management and Innovation & Technology Management MScs, and contributes to various other programmes across Engineering and Management.

He is passionate about the quality of higher education and is involved in various initiatives to develop existing and new programmes at the University. His background is in IT, particularly web information management, artificial intelligence and sustainability. He has worked for (among others) Logica, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, University of Bristol, and the University of the West of England (UWE).

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