Module Title:Mechatronics Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Module Aim: Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of the material studied in your degree to a successful career in industry Gain experience of relating academic skills and knowledge to solving real industrial problems Apply design and technical skills to analyse and provide solutions to industrial problems To introduce the student to the industrial environment with particular reference to the robotics industry and to the role and responsibilities of the engineer
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe and select components/software/control methods
LO2 List the potential safety hazards associated with the project and complete the corresponding risk assessment form
LO3 Demonstrate the ability to plan and manage the project (inc. budget and time)
LO4 Employ theoretical knowledge to build and test a mechatronic system
LO5 Effectively communicate the project concept, plan, design and implementation through a presentation, report and interview
LO6 Team management and conflict resolution
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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
Project
Implementation of Project Management skills (e.g. Gantt Charts, Budget control) Risk Assessment Concept Design and Evaluation Research and selection of components/software Detailed design involving as appropriate: Instrumentation; Data Acquisition, PLC programming, Robotics; Vision systems;Process control; Motor Control.
Technical Communications
Report writing, oral presentations
Management Practice
Management styles, Management roles, Team leadership and motivation, Time management, Cost management and Conflict resolutions
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Project90.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Management studies 1,3,6 10.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Interim Report and Presentation 15% Final Report and Presentation 25% System implementation and test 30% Team work and communication 20% 1,2,3,4,5,6 90.00 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 1.00
Laboratories Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 4 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 4 Mandatory