MECT07031 2019 Industrial Data Communication 1

General Details

Full Title
Industrial Data Communication 1
Transcript Title
Industrial Data Communication
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Hession
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_J07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EROBO_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering in Robotics and Automation Engineering SG_EMSYS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems

Industrial Data communication is the manipulation of variables that can be implemented into the technology that automatically processes data. The technology under investigation include  computers and other communications electronics that can collect, store, influence, formulate and allocate data to serve or control exact processes examples are  motor control, electric switching, analogue to digital conversion, digital sampling.




Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate a basic a basic knowledge of digital circuitry using logic.


Interface sensors and transducers


Explain the function of analogue communication.


Describe high-pass low-pass and band-pass filters


Understand Analogue to digital conversion and digital to analogue conversion.


Demonstrate an understanding of digital motor control

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Information will be delivered  in a class room environment by presentation and by online presentation, plus Lab experiment.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed on a combination of events.  Final written exam, continuous assessment and lab work.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat of final exam

Indicative Syllabus

Digital circuitry design timers shift registers.

Serial and parallel communication both practical and theory.

The theory of sensors and transducers.

PWM Pulse width Modulation.

The theory of filtering unwanted signals

Converting Analogue signals to digital

Converting Digital to analogue.

Digital communication (FSK ASK PSK)

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 6 1,2
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,3,4,5,6

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
13/10/2015 Introduction to Digital Communications 1st Edition Academic press

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Practical Data Communications for Instrumentation and Control  Mackay, Steve; Wright, Edwin; Park, John Published By: Elsevier

Other Resources


Additional Information