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CRAF7015 - KNX Technology

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Title:KNX Technology
Long Title:KNX Technology
Module Code:CRAF7015
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide personnel with an electrical background, the theoretical and practical knowledge and competencies required to install, program and commission a KNX installation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe Twisted Pair, Radio Frequency and IP system architectures and assess their usefulness in given applications.
LO2 Design an efficient KNX installation and programme the relevant equipment to yield the required functionality.
LO3 Incorporate all relevant considerations in delivering a KNX installation.
LO4 Develop the strategies required for the purposes of testing and commissioning a KNX installation.
LO5 Identify and consider the influencing factors that the KNX system would have on an electrical installation with specific reference to the relevant ETCI regulations.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Installation
Safety extra low voltage networks, types of bus cable, installation of cables, bus devices, power supply units, installation of bus devices, bus connection blocks, lightening protection measures,overvoltage arresters, checking the installation, ETCI regulations.
System design
Overall view of topology including area, multiple areas,individual address, connecting several lines, line telegram, internal and external interfaces, IP network.
Bus devices
Internal structure of bus coupling device, application modules, dimming and drive control
Telegram
The structure, time requirement and acknowledgement of a telegram.
Communication
Overview of operation, individual address, group address, group object, bit structure, connection of power supply unit to bus, cable lengths
Project design software
Overview and concepts of the software and system requirements. The principles of project design, creating a new project, opening existing projects, project details, device parameters, configuring and assignment of group addresses, checking the project, project documentation
Diagnostics
Fault location, device information, monitoring, checking the project
Commissioning
General requirements needed for commissioning and resetting devices.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation KNX programming in lab. 2,3 50.0 Every Week
Project Design a program based solution to a given problem - given in week 2 2,3,4 25.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions n/a 1,5 25.0 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Autonomous student learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab Practical programming 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Autonomous student learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab Practical programming 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Electro-Technical Council of Ireland 2008, National Rules for Electrical Installations, Fourth Edition Ed., Electro-Technical Council of Ireland
Supplementary Book Resources
  • KNX Association 2006, Handbook for Home and Building Control, Fifth Edition Ed., ZVEI Frankfurt
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • www.knx.org: n/a
 

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