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PHYS6006 - Industrial Automation 1

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Title:Industrial Automation 1
Long Title:Introduction to Industrial Automation
Module Code:PHYS6006
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author:  
Module Description: To provide a first level module in Programmable Logic Control and associated automation including its applications in process industry. The learner requires no prior knowledge in this area.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 describe the operation of a PLC
LO2 explain the application of PLCs in Industrial settings
LO3 write compile, debug and apply programs using ladder logic for industrial applications
LO4 state the operation and application of industrial relevant network concepts.
LO5 describe the operation and application of automation hierarchy
LO6 Describe the operation of and write basic programs using SCADA software
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).
None
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.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
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.
None
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
PLC
What is a PLC? Construction of a PLC, Difference between a PLC and a PC, Different Types of PLC, PLC hardware, PLC modules, Why use PLCs for automation? PLC operating system and application programme software.
Automation Hierarchy
Distinguish between the different levels of industrial automation, including SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing). Introduction to the fundamental concepts of network communications and structures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Lab programs 1,2,3,6 20.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Programming skills evaluation 1,2,3,6 25.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Programming skills evaluation 3,6 25.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Testing theory knowledge 1,2,4,5 15.0 Week 4
Short Answer Questions Testing Theory Knowledge 1,2,4,5 15.0 Week 8
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Lecture No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Directed Learning No Description 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning No Description 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Behrouz A. Forouzan 2005, Data Communications Networking, Mcgraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 9780071254427]
  • Kevin Collins 2007, PLC Programming for Industrial Automation, Exposure Publishing [ISBN: 1846854962]
  • David Bailey 2003, PRACTICAL SCADA FOR INDUSTRY, NEWNES [ISBN: 13: 978-0-7506-5805-8]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 3 Mandatory
CR_SINAU_8 Certificate in Advanced Industrial Automation 1 Mandatory
CR_SPRCA_6 Certificate in Process Control and Automation 1 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_6 Higher Certificate in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 3 Mandatory

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