MECT06008 2013 Project Build

General Details

Full Title
Project Build
Transcript Title
Project
Code
MECT06008
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Ian Craig
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECH_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

On completion the learner will have successfully implemented a mechatronics automation project which will take input from a set of sensors measuring real world entities, use a program/logic to make decisions based on the input and drive a set of outputs to act in the real world based on the decisions made.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

prepare a written project proposal

2.

produce an system diagram and develop a written normal use case for the project (how it will operate)

3.

Choose project components by comparing and contrasting different sensors/actuators based on datasheets

4.

Extend a generic monitoring program to interface to various sensors and interfaces as needed in the project.

5.

Assemble various modules of the project and test they operate as expected.

6.

Produce and demonstrate a working model of the project which achieves the project objective

7.

Participate in a project demonstration/interview process to appraise and evaluate the project outcome.

8.

Prepare a written project report

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment

Project interview/demonstration

final written report

Indicative Syllabus

The main goal is that the learner will be able to develop a sensor/actuator based project which will be connected to a program (e.g. via a labjack/signal conditioning unit to a PC) which will make decisions based on the sensor input and drive actuators.

Ideas a wide and varied and can include:

  • reading different temperature sensors and informing a user via text message.
  • Controlling the humidity of a room.
  • Water level detection with warning indicators/shut off operation

The learner should complete the learning outcomes given the following guidelines.

Project Proposal

  • A one page document consisting of title, essence (2-3 sentences) and a 3-5 paragraph description of operation
  • A sketch/diagram

Project Diagram/circuit + components needed

  • Developed at design time

Analysis of sensors/actuators needed

  • decide on the most appropriate components based on cost/data sheet specifications/delivery time

Development of sub-systems

  • Breadboarding of electronics
  • interfacing to various systems (e.g. texting system, signal conditioning box)
  • developing a monitoring program

Implementation of working solution

Demonstration/Interview

Submission of project report

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Submission of Project Proposal/System diagram Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % UNKNOWN 1,2
2 Project Project Assemble/Program/test project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % OnGoing 3,4,5,6
3 Interview Interview/Demonstration Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % End of Term 7
4 Written Report Final written report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % UNKNOWN 8

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Project work 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

The learner will need access to a set of components (sensors, actuators) which may need to be purchased on behalf of the learner. in a timely manner.