MECT08008 2013 Mechatronics Project 400

General Details

Full Title
Mechatronics Project 400
Transcript Title
Mechatronics Project 400
Code
MECT08008
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
15 - 15 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Niall Colleary, Kevin Collins
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_K08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

Successful projects will demonstrate competence in reserch, design, construction and reporting. Topics can include one or more of the following: measurement, automation, networking and energy management. Mechatronics Project 400 takes place in the award year of the B Eng(Hons) in Mechatronics.  The emphasis is on research rather than simply building a piece of mechatronics-based apparatus and writing an account of the design and build process.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

In consultation with a supervisor, select an area of research interest suitable for development into a level 8 mechatronics project,

2.

Use appropriate peer-reviewed academic resources to research the area of interest and to summarise the findings in a literature review

3.

Use the research from 2 above to develop appropriate research question(s)

4.

Design an appropriate project to address the research questions

5.

Assess the potential safety hazards associated with the project and complete the corresponding risk assessment form

6.

Select and source suitable hardware and software

7.

Design, build and test a project to answer certain research questions

8.

Draw appropriate conclusions from the project operation in relation to the research questions

9.

Complete a project report documenting the project Method, Results and Conclusions

10.

Conduct a verbal presentation of the project for a selection of staff members

Module Assessment Strategies

Project build and operation 30%

Project report 50%

Presentation 20%

 

Indicative Syllabus

 The relevant technical content of the project will be learned through self-directed learning and communication with the supervisor.

Students are encouraged to employ techniques commonly encountered in industrial systems (electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal.)

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project construction and operation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % End of Year 4,6,7
2 Written Report of project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,8,9
3 Presentation of project operation and conclusions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % End of Year 8,10

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Engineering Laboratory Supervised project work 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

 Gray and Larson  Project Management  McGraw-Hill  2010
       

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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