20 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is to familiarise students with the range and application of existing technologies that are widely employed withiin current engineering practice.
Case studies will be used that are representative of the application of common technological electronic and computer systems within industry. Often these will be drawn from the professional practice of the tutors.
Typically, they will include: e.g.
Measurement and instrumentation systems (especially asociated with the process industries).
Data Acquisition and processing.
Learning will be supported by seminars, demonstrations and design studies. Generally the students will be expected to work in teams or groups to analyse and evaluate specifications and designs.
Where possible industrial visits and guest speakers will be used to provide contemporary examples of engineering practice.
Practical challenges will be set for which students will be expected to implement straightforward sytems to meet a well understood requirement.
Assessment will involve design studies, presentations
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be familiar with common electronic & computer sytems that are in current industrial use.||demonstrate understanding of the technical functionality of selected electronic and computer engineering systems|
|2.||Have confidence in understanding and interpreting technical specifications and requirements.||undertake practical designs that meet the requirements of small scale technical problem solving|
|3.||underestand principles of common instrumentation systems and transducers||be able to evaluate the requirements for making measurements, data recording and representation using both hardware and software based systems.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
No restrictions apply.
Principles of measurement systems,3rd ed., Bentley, J P., Harlow : Longman, 1995
Instrumentation and control systems , Bolton, W.,Oxford : Newnes, 2004
Process control instrumentation technology , 7th Ed, Johnson, C D. ,Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2003
Principles of testing electronic circuits , Mourad, S., New York : Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, c2000
The circuit designer's companion ,2nd ed., Williams, T., Oxford : Newnes, 2004
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