MECT08016 2019 Industrial Networks 1

General Details

Full Title
Industrial Networks 1
Transcript Title
Industrial Networks 1
Code
MECT08016
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MECT - Mechatronics
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eamonn Reddin
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTOL_K08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EROBO_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automation
Description

Industrial Networking introduces the student to the concept of  integrating factory floor industrial networks and process plant floor control networks with company enterprise networks.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of industrial data networks

2.

Use network simulator software to build a virtual Industrial Network

3.

Demonstrate the ability to build a TCP/IP based network to a specified topology design using network simulator software

4.

Demonstrate the ability to build a subnetted network infrastructure using router configuration techniques

5.

Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and challenges of integrating fieldbus and enterprise networks in the same network domain

 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture

Laboratory work

Module Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed on a combination of events 1 Final exam 2  report writing 3 lab work

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
MECT07015 201300 Industrial Data Communication 1 MECT07016 201300 Industrial Data Communication 2

Indicative Syllabus

 

Network Infrastructure

Ethernet Hardware components 

Cat5/6  structured cabling 

Media Options

Hubs, Repeaters, Switches

Routers

Topology 

Network Configuration

Router and end device configuration

IP addressing

Subnetting

OSI 7 layer network model

Network Protocols and functions in TCP/IP stack

Network Layer

Transport Layer

Data link - Ethernet layer

Ethernet and Determinism

 

Fieldbus protocols

Introduction

Industrialized Connectivity on the Factory Floor

Connecting Fieldbus networks and Enterprise networks

Installation challenges

Standards

Fieldbus and Determinism

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 2,3,4
2 Practical Evaluation lab Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2004 Practical Industrial Data Networks Newnes
ISBN 075065807X ISBN-13 9780750658072

There are many data communications titles covering design, installation, etc, but almost none that specifically focus on industrial networks, which are an essential part of the day-to-day work of industrial control systems engineers, and the main focus of an increasingly large group of network specialists. The focus of this book makes it uniquely relevant to control engineers and network designers working in this area. The industrial application of networking is explored in terms of design, installation and troubleshooting, building the skills required to identify, prevent and fix common industrial data communications problems - both at the design stage and in the maintenance phase. The focus of this book is 'outside the box'. The emphasis goes beyond typical communications issues and theory to provide the necessary toolkit of knowledge to solve industrial communications problems covering RS-232, RS-485, Modbus, Fieldbus, DeviceNet, Ethernet and TCP/IP. The idea of the book is that in reading it you should be able to walk onto your plant, or facility, and troubleshoot and fix communications problems as quickly as possible. This book is the only title that addresses the nuts-and-bolts issues involved in design, installation and troubleshooting that are the day-to-day concern of engineers and network specialists working in industry. * Provides a unique focus on the industrial application of data networks * Emphasis goes beyond typical communications issues and theory to provide the necessary toolkit of knowledge to solve industrial communications problems * Provides the tools to allow engineers in various plants or facilities to troubleshoot and fix communications problems as quickly as possible

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Industrial Data Networks by Mackay, Wright, Park, Reynders. Published by Newnes ISBN 075065807X Check out www.booknest.ie for availability.
 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None