20 credits at level HE4
A level 1, HND only module that provides reinforcement of knowledge and skills that a student exiting at the HND stage would find most relevant e.g. manufacturing and assembly technologies; test strategies; fault-finding and debugging; working with technical documentation. The module addresses operational management in the industry and practical technical issues.
Overview and contextual topics:
The role of manufacturing in electronics and computing products.
Organisational structures of functional manufacturing organisations and project organisations.
The role of engineers and technicians in manufacturing and service industry.
Operational functions undertaken in product realisation:
Customer requirements e.g. market analysis.
Specification derivation and constraints e.g. product functional requirements
The organisation of the production process e.g. manufacturing control systems.
Managing upstream and downstream communication in organisations.
The manufacturing processes component purchasing through to product delivery and on-site installation. With an emphasis on the engineering roles e.g. printed circuit fabrication.
Service and support.
Functional skills of electronics and computer engineers and technicians:
Understanding and evaluating technical documents.
Construction of product prototypes.
Testing and evaluation of prototypes e.g. first off reports
Testing in manufacture.
Systematic approaches to fault finding.
Career development as defined by the University's PDP requirements.
The module is a practical module in the most general sense. It addresses the practical operational issues of the workplace with respect to product realisation and practical skills both generic and specific.
The coursework addresses the assessment of the studentís appreciation of the practical issues and processes involved in product realisation. The practical addresses the studentís specific skills with respect functional tasks likely to be undertaken by a student leaving with a HND.
The module will be delivered by lecture and laboratory sessions. In case of the lectures presentations will supported by case study and role-play simulation exercises undertaken by the students. The laboratory session will include a mini-project that will serve in-part as a vehicle for the hardware practical skills are acquired
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to demonstrate an understanding of the context of product realisation and the market place.||be able to evaluate case study examples of existing product realisations.|
|2.||be able to demonstrate a detailed appreciation of the specific roles undertaken in organisations in the value chain associated with product realisation.||be able to evaluate the realtionships of organisational functions in case study and student researched examples of existing organisations involved in product realisation.|
|3.||be able to show an understanding of the roles that engineers and technicians play in the processes of product realisation.||be able as part of the PDP process through case examples and student research critically analyse information. Thus define the skills needed for a variety of roles associated with product realisation.|
|4.||be able to construct electronic hardware to an appropriate standard.||be able to construct a mini-electronic project to an appropriate prototype standard.|
|5.||be able to devise and test electronic and computer hardware/software in a systematic an efficient manner.||Devise test schedules for software, electronic and computer hardware implement the tests and evaluate the outcomes.|
|6.||be able to find faults in electronic and computer circuits software in a systematic an efficient manner.
||be able to fault find both hardware and software in different scenarios, both real and by simulation.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Fault finding in computers and digital circuits
ISBN 0-905705-60-2 Wolfgang Matthes
305 Circuits ISBN 0-905705-36-X
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