Module Title:Robotics Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered through a mix of lectures and class-based activities and project work, including project deliverables and a professional write up.
Module Aim: This module aims to introduce students to project based learning and develop their oral and written communication skills. The module will introduce students to project planning and structured engineering design, while engendering an awareness of ethical and safety issues in engineering. The students will participate actively in writing activities (individually and in collaboration) that model effective scientific and technical communication in the workplace.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply project-based learning to solve unforeseen problems
LO2 Apply theoretical knowledge in solving problems encountered in a team project
LO3 Discuss any ethical issues, environmental impacts and health and safety issues associated with their project
LO4 Demonstrate good technical report-writing skills
LO5 Prepare and deliver an oral presentation
LO6 Demonstrate appropriate management techniques in the execution of their project (including time management and project planning)
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project
Project planning, project design (including 3D design and implementation), project development, final testing, project documentation, final presentation
Written communication
Readability, sources of information, logical presentation of material, use of tables and graphics, engineering documents, reports
Presentation
Preparing the presentation, graphics, animation, presentation, hand-outs, preparation for questions
Ethics
Professional code of ethics: code of ethics for engineers, citing information, plagiarism, referencing sources, copyright
Assessment Breakdown%
Project100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Multimedia interim presentation 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 n/a
Project Interim report (to include introduction, background, progress to date, ethical considerations, project plan/Gantt chart) 1,2,3,4,6 15.00 n/a
Project System development, implementation and test 1,2,3,6 30.00 n/a
Project Final technical report 1,2,3,4,6 20.00 n/a
Project Final presentation and interview 1,2,3,5,6 10.00 n/a
Project Group work demonstration (fun class competition aiming to evaluate and asses the dynamics of a group project, managing team work, work distribution within the team, etc.). 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 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
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 5.00
Independent Learning Every Week 11.00
Total Hours 18.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 2 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 2 Mandatory