MECT06020 2018 Electromechanical Technology 101

General Details

Full Title
Electromechanical Technology 101
Transcript Title
Electromechanical Technology 1
Code
MECT06020
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MECT - Mechatronics
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Michael Casey
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering
Description

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;

1.

Work safely in an electrical workshop setting.

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Terminate solid and stranded cables for ELV and LV systems.

5.

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

6.

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. Folder of completed Schematics

3. Workshop projects.

The Student must pass each of the above elements.

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.

 

Cabling:

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

 

Termination:

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

 

Protective devices.

Fuses, Miniature Circuit Breakers, RCDs and RCBOs

 

Circuits:

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.

 

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 Folder of Schematics Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % OnGoing 2,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
1989-01 Workmanship Standards Manual Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0632025549 ISBN-13 9780632025541
Required Reading
2005 Modern Wiring Practice Newnes
ISBN UOM:39015058742381

"Introducing the fundamentals of design and installation with a minimum of mathematics, this book is also relevant reading for students of electrical installation courses, such as the 2330 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology, and NVQs from City & Guilds (including 2356 and 2391, 2381, 2400 awards), as well as trainees in industry undertaking Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships."--Jacket.

Required Reading
1998 Advanced Electrical Installation Work Hodder Arnold
ISBN 0340705752 ISBN-13 9780340705759

This 3rd edition of 'Advanced Electrical Installation Work' has been updated to cover all aspects of the City and Guilds Part 2 syllabus with the same clarity which made the previous two editions such successes. Using his concise and practical approach the author updates existing material in line with amendments to the 16th IEE regulations as well as changes brought about by privatisation of the electricity supply industry. There are also new sections on quality assurance, customer care and legislation. The text is liberally reinforced with clear illustrations, and many worked examples and exercises with answers allow students to work effectively during self-directed study. Complete course for City & Guilds 2360 Part 2 and Progression Awards Underpinning knowledge for NVQs New sections on quality assurance, customer care and legislation

Required Reading
1998 Basic Electrical Installation Work Newnes
ISBN 0340705744 ISBN-13 9780340705742

This 3rd edition of 'Basic Electrical Installation Work' has been fully updated to cover all aspects of the City and Guilds Part 1 syllabus with the same clarity which made the previous two editions such successes. However, the text is fully adapted for NVQ courses and, as such, is essential reading for all students of electrical installation. Using his concise and practical approach the author updates existing material in line with amendments to the 16th IEE regulations as well as changes brought about by the privatisation of the elecricity supply industry. There are also new sections on quality assurance, customer care and legislation. The text is liberally reinforced with clear illustrations, and the many worked examples and exercises with answers allow students to work effectively during self-directed study.Trevor Linsley is an experienced lecturer and author. He is currently Senior Lecturer at Blackpool and the Flyde College.

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

Journal Resources

NA

URL Resources

https://vle.itsligo.ie/course/view.php?id=2349

Other Resources

Safety shoes/boots. Basic Electrical Toolkit.

Additional Information

None