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PHYS8025 - Advanced Automation Project

Title:Advanced Automation Project
Long Title:Advanced Industrial Automation
Module Code:PHYS8025
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Donagh OMahony
Module Description: This module develops within the learner the knowledge, know-how and skills, and competences required to successfully complete a project in accordance with an approved plan. The module requires the learner to develop, implement and critically assess a detailed methodology to address a defined problem within a prescribed timeframe. The learner is expected to work autonomously under direction of a project supervisor and to communicate the process and outcomes of their work in a style and manner appropriate for professional practioners in the discipline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display initiative, analysis and problem solving skills in developing a detailed, viable methodology for addressing an open-ended problem
LO2 Develop a prototype or conduct a feasibility study of the proposed methodology
LO3 Systematically review and adapt the design during implementation in response to practical, real-world constraints
LO4 Critically assess the outcome against, inter alia, appropriate design, safety, commercial and ethical criteria
LO5 Demonstrate the appropriate written and oral communication skills required of the professional practitioner.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Preparation
Examine the brief given, present a solution to the problem for approval and carry out the approved project.
Sourcing and Cost
Identify sources for any components required and determine costs.
Project Report
Produce a detailed project report.
Project Presentation
Provide a short oral and visual presentation of the project
Demonstrate the working project
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Feasibility Report 2,5 10.0 Week 3
Written Report Feasibility Report 2,5 10.0 Week 3
Written Report Final Project Report 2,4,5 20.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Continuous diary of the project 1,3 10.0 Every Week
Presentation Presentation of Final Report 4,5 20.0 Sem End
Performance Evaluation Supervisor's evaluation of the project 1,3,4 30.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision of Project 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project Work 6.5 Every Week 6.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Jon Stenerson [available in CIT Library] 2003, Industrial Automation and Process Control, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ [ISBN: 0130330302]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SINAU_8 Certificate in Advanced Industrial Automation 2 Mandatory

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