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MANU8002 - Automation Systems

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Title:Automation Systems
Long Title:Automation Systems
Module Code:MANU8002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: MICHAEL MURRAY
Module Description: This module develops the concepts of automated systems in an industrial environment. It presents an overall perspective on what a system is, the components involved and how process control elements are integrated. It develops the skills required to work effectively as a member of a team.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine an automated system and recommend alternative solutions.
LO2 Differentiate between the differerent levels of communication in a production facility.
LO3 Develop and evaluate a Human Machine Interface for process control taking into account ergonomic principles.
LO4 Choose appropriate hardware and develop a PLC program for a given application.
LO5 Work effectively as a member of a team.
Pre-requisite learning
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Automation Systems Components
Overview of Industrial Automation, Robots, CNCs, PLCs, AS/RS, Sensors, Vision Systems, Barcoding, Design of Systems
Industrial Sensors
Sensor Types, Installation Considerations, Applications, Datasheets
Industrial Communication
Serial communication, LANs, Industrial Networks, Distributed Control, SCADA, HMI
Programmable Logic Controllers
PLC operation, I/O Modules, Programming Instructions, Analogue I/O, PID functions
Team Working
Task allocation, Communication, Planning, Record-keeping, Reporting.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Develop a PLC based process control solution. Group assessment. 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 10
Other Update website weekly, to communicate individual contribution to the project. Group assessment at end of semester. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Sem End
Written Report A report focusing on describing the individuals understanding of the design process, results, theoretical concepts, analysis and evaluation of the design and results. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Sem End
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
Lecture Information delivery to support project 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Project work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reflection and planning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Information delivery to support project 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Project work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reflection and planning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Jon Stenerson 2003, Industrial Automation and Process Control, 1st Ed., Pearson Education USA [ISBN: 0130330302]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • William Bolton 2011, Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 5th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0273742868]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EAMTE_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Advanced Manufacturing Technology 1 Mandatory
CR_EPPTE_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Process Plant Technology 1 Elective
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 7 Mandatory
CR_EMASD_8 Certificate in Manufacturing Systems Design 1 Mandatory

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