Module Title:   Industrial Sensors and Actuators (Distance Learning)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG5013M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   E

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Work-Based Learning

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr CS Wright

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide an overview of a wide range of sensors and actuators for general use in the manufacturing, electrical and power industries.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module is characterised as `work-based learning` constituting part of a Foundation Degree. The teaching strategy is to provide support material via web and paper based resources. These will allow students to understand and reflect upon work place activities. Supplementary Assessment to repair deficiencies in original assessment.

Lectures:   2.00          Directed Study:   60.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   28.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

describe the operating principles of range of simple (electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic) systems

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

analyse and evaluate the application of sensors and actuators on a system used in the workplace.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

manage, analyse, evaluate and communicate data

  Laboratory Report   100%
  Technical report (<2000 word equivalent)

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to measurement systems - their purpose and structure. Types of sensors and actuators. Static and dynamic characteristics. Signal conversion and processing. Data acquisition and communication systems.

Students will identify an appropriate system at their place of work and describe its design and operation using the key concepts presented in the support material.

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