Module Title:Project 1 (Avionic)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
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 Evaluate suitable circuits for a project and generate component lists, sourcing equivalents if required.
LO2 Construct each individual circuit and using standard test equipment, determine whether the circuit meets with the project specification.
LO3 Design electronic circuit board layouts and complete all aspects of electronic and mechanical assembly.
LO4 Identify the associated safety risks when working with workshop equipment and hand soldering tools.
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
Block diagram for simple digital systems
Block diagram using top down approach based on a project brief.
Basic digital design / circuit cookbook
Research and design of suitable circuits for each individual block. Draft circuits for each design stage and compile component lists, sourcing equivalents where necessary.
Drafting methods
Use of C.A.D. software for drafting and simulating electronic circuit schematics.
Stripboard layout
Electronic board layout design showing the location of the components on the stripboard.
Mechanical and Electronic Assembly
Proper use of soldering and mechanical workshop tools to complete mechanical and electronics assembly.
Testing digital circuits
Writing of a specification for each individual block. Breadboarding of each individual circuit. Use of standard test equipment including logic pulsers, probes and oscilloscopes to determine if the circuit design meets specification.
Final report and project logbook
Report writing. Discussion of ethical issues in relation the design and construction for the project.
Procedures for ensuring personal safety in a workshop setting and working with static sensitive components.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Each student shall complete a project that requires a combination of electrical testing, mechanical and electronic design and assembly skills. 1,2,3,4 80.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students shall be subject to practical skill evaluations relating to their project work. 2,3 20.00 n/a
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 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 3 Mandatory
CW_EEACS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems 3 Mandatory