Module Title:Industrial Automation and Robotics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, class discussions, tutorials, laboratory exercises and demonstrations will be used. Emphasis will be placed on active learning including problem / project-based learning.
Module Aim: To provide students with a high-level overview of industrial automation and robotic systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the fundamental principles of industrial automation.
LO2 Describe various robot types, components, and typical applications
LO3 Explain the design and operation of components and subsystems that comprise robotic and automated systems.
LO4 Understand how sensors, hardware, and software are used in combination to control robotic and automated systems.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to industrial automation
Definition and purpose of industrial automation. History and trends of industrial automation. Architecture of Industrial Automation Systems. Common components in industrial systems
Introduction to Robotics
Industrial Robot Definition, History and Evolution. Industrial robot type and application. Robot design philosophy. Robot configuration and coordination. Robot parameters (payload, work envelop, etc)
Components of Robotic Systems
Mechanical body parts and axis or freedom of rotation. Robot end-effectors ( grippers, tooling, etc). Robot Sensors (Ultrasonic, photoelectric, Vision, Pressure). Actuators (Servomotor, valves, solenoids)
Introduction to control
Definition and use of control in automated systems. Type of industrial controllers. Open and closed loop control system. Reading data from sensors.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A mixture of theory and/or practical assessments to reinforce learning throughout the semester. 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of assignments and practical tasks to complement the theory elements of the module. 4 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 6.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 3 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 3 Mandatory