Module Title:Project 2 (Digital)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The following tools shall be used to teach this module • Practical project assignments designed using project based learning techniques • Circuit design using cookbooks and test tutorial sessions • Electronic and mechanical workshop sessions
Module Aim: To give students the knowledge, competencies and design skills necessary to develop a systems approach to projects.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe general workshop safety guidelines.
LO2 Evaluate suitable circuits for a project and generate component lists, sourcing equivalents if required.
LO3 Construct each individual circuit and using standard test equipment, determine whether the circuit meets with the project specification.
LO4 Design stripboard layouts on paper and complete all aspects of electronic and mechanical assembly.
LO5 Verify finished project conforms to specifications and write a final report.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Procedures for personal safety. Procedures when working with static sensitive components
Block diagram for simple digital systems
Block diagram using top down approach based on an outline of a project
Basic digital design / circuit cookbook
Design / research of suitable circuits for each individual block. Draft circuits for each design stage. Component list, source equivalents.
Testing digital circuits
Writing of specification for each individual block Breadboarding of each individual circuit Use of standard test equipment, logic pulsers, probes, oscilloscope etc., to determine if the circuit meets with the specification
Drafting methods and symbols
Use of a component template for drafting circuit schematic
Stripboard layout
Paper ( template ) layout showing the location of the components on the stripboard
Mechanical and Electronic Assembly
Use of template as an aid to place the components for final assembly. Verification that finished project conforms to specifications
Final report and project logbook
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Each student shall complete a project that requires both mechanical and electronic design and assembly and electrical testing skills. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.50