UCL Rover aims to be the first british team to compete in the European Rover challenge.
UCL Engineering's unique approach to teaching roots from the inherent interdisciplinary nature of engineering, requiring emphasis on engaging students with practical engineering from the start. Therefore, the Integrated Engineering Program was launched in 2014, whereby students could appreciate working with individuals from different disciplines.
Ranging from computer science to civil engineering, the broad spectrum of talent, skill set and outlook has helped reinvigorate how engineering is taught, with a recently published MIT report identifying UCL as an emerging leader in its approach to teaching future generations of budding engineers.
The URC (Mars Rover) Team consists of students working on their 4th year project for their MEng Mechanical Engineering degree. This team works on the design and building of the Mars rover, ensuring it complies with the University Rover Challenge rules and has all it needs to gain a competitive edge. This team also supervises the UKSEDS Team to ensure they are on track by providing support and guidance.
The UKSEDS (Lunar Rover) Team consists of students in the 1st and 2nd years of their Mechanical Engineering degree. They will be competing in the UKSEDS Lunar Rover Competition in July 2018 with a smaller rover, designed and manufactured on their own. On an independent timeline outside of the Mars Rover Team's and URC, they have been designing their lunar rover and have submitted a Preliminary Design Review. They will continue work on manufacturing the rover in preparation for extensive testing in early 2018. Our aim is to allow students to get hands on experience at an early stage of their academic life so they may inspire similar projects in the future.
The Outreach Team works on marketing, social media, and sponsorship. They also arrange events to increase awareness of and engagement with the UCL Rover Team. Not only do they promote the team's actions and achievements, but also create interest in space exploration to inspire future generations to get involved in similar projects.