MECT06009 2016 Electromechanical Technology

General Details

Full Title
Electromechanical Technology
Transcript Title
80 %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Michael Casey
Programme Membership
SG_EPROC_S06 201600 Certificate in Process Technology SG_EPROC_S06 201700 Certificate in Process Technology SG_EGENE_X07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EGENE_X06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in General

This Module introduces the student into practical electrical wiring for industry.

Learning Outcomes

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


Work safely in an electrical workshop setting.


Identify and specify cables and cable systems for ELV and LV systems.


Identify, specify and install functional and protection devices for ELV and LV systems.


Terminate solid and stranded cables for ELV and LV systems.


Read, and create layout diagrams, wiring diagrams and schematic diagrams for ELV and LV control and power circuits.


Construct, test and troubleshoot ELV and LV lighting, power and motor control circuits

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be taught in the electrical workshop using a blend of instruction, demonstration, and application (practical).

The students will be taught small chunks of theoretical material which will include extensive demonstration using the varied resources available in the workshop after which they will complete a related practical project which will then be tested. They will get immediate feedback, supplementary theoretical instruction and then re-do or improve the project until it reaches the standard required. This may require several attempts and will provide many opportunities for the student to learn trouble shooting skills and to improve their general electrical installation skills.

The student will complete several of these projects.

Module Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed on a combination of events

1. Final exam

2. Report writing

3. Workshop projects.

Repeat Assessments

Because of the nature of the subject the student has to pass the practical (Workshop) element of the module. If this part is not passed the student must repeat attend.

Indicative Syllabus


Workshop Practice:

Tool choice and safety. Workshop organization and safety. Working with electricity and safety. Cutting steel and plastic conduit and trunking with a hacksaw.Threading Steel conduit. Drilling steel and PVC conduit. Erecting conduit and trunking systems.



PVC insulated Panel wire, Single and T&E PVC PVC Cables, NYMJ cables, Flexible cables including heat resistant flexible cables, SWA cables.



Termination of solid and stranded copper cables. Crimping bootlace ferrules and termination of same.


Protective devices.

Fuses, Circuit Breakers and thermal overload relays.



Reading layout, wiring and schematic drawings, Creating drawings. One lamp controlled by single way switch. One lamp controlled by two two-way switches. One lamp controlled by two two way switches and multiple intermediate switches. Independently controlled lamp and socket in metal conduit. DOL connected motor control circuit in panel.


Circuit Construction: Construction, testing and fault finding of the listed circuits.Use of measuring instruments, ohmmeter, voltmeter, ammeter and insulation tester.






Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
80 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
20 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Lab work Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 70 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Written Report report Continuous Assessment Written Report 10 % OnGoing 1,2,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 20 % End of Term 1,2,3,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Engineering Laboratory Workshop and Theory 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Practical Electrical Wiring: Residential, Farm, Commercial & Industrial: Based on the 2011 National Electrical Code

Herbert P. Richter (Author), Frederic P. Hartwell

URL Resources

Other Resources

Safety shoes/boots. Basic Electrical Toolkit.

Additional Information