Module Title:Project 3 (Avionic)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
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 • Schematic and PCB layout (CAD) software packages • Circuit design and test tutorial sessions • Electronic and mechanical workshop sessions • Schematic, layout and circuit simulation sessions in a computer laboratory
Module Aim: To give the students the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to complete an individual avionics project using the following procedure  Design and develop an avionic module;  Draft aviation industry standard schematics.  Generate PCB layout drawings.  Generate all related documentation to build and test the project.  Execute the assembly and testing of the project.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Create a project plan using a Gantt chart
LO2 Clearly explain the circuits, components and materials used to complete the project design
LO3 Construct and test the circuits on stripboard and/or PCB using selected components
LO4 Compare theoretical and actual project operation after final testing, showing specific calculations
LO5 Present the final project use clear presentational skills
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
Health & Operational Safety
 Set of safety procedures for personal safety  Set of operational procedures to ensure correct equipment operation
Project Planning
 Main project tasks for completion it by a specified completion date  Gannt chart showing proposed tasks in chronological order
Project Design
 Design calculations and design decisions and trade-offs;  Circuits and components and materials used to complete the project  Schematics using industry standard symbols;  Use of standard CAD systems to simulate the design;
Project Development
 PCB assembly using the fabricated PCB and selected components.  Mechanical assembly required (for e.g. panel mounting, enclosure customisation).
Final Testing
 Comparison between the theoretical and actual project operation, showing specific calculations  Problems or complications with the project design
Project Documentation
 All relevant documents to operate the project correctly  Final project report  Project logbook as appropriate
Final Presentation
 Basic operational theory behind the project  Presentation of the final project showing the project in working order  Use of clear presentational skills throughout
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project All assessment will be practical assignment based. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus 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 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 3.50