Module title: Control Measurement and Instrumentation

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC08106
Module leader: Keng Goh
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Keng Goh
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is delivered via working individually and in small groups to provide active and collaborative learning. Basic control concept and analysis techniques are delivered via the module [LO1,2]. Measurement system which includes several sub-processes (transducer, signal conditioning, signal processing and display) are used in the teaching. The use of technology in delivering the module such as using advanced software to measure the physical parameter using various provided transducer [LO3,4]. 50% continuous assessment and 50% written assessment are used to achieve the learning outcome.

Practical transducers are used in the laboratory session to allow the student to input such transducer signals into the PC (using LabVIEW software) and then further process the signals before displaying them onto the monitor screen.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Individual and team-work are embedded in the class activities, as well as use of technology to enhance students’ skills in engineering field. Using the software which is widely used in both education and industry sectors, enhances their skillsets and employability.

Formative Assessment:
Formative – A number of class exercises to complete during the practical session to analyses the response of the control systems. [LO 1,3,4]

Summative Assessment:
Summative – One continuous assessment (coursework reports) [LO 3,4] and One written examination at the end of the semester [LO1,2].

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 3, 4 13 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-2 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Transfer function representation, block diagram analysis, response in time and frequency domains: Bode plot representation, stability analysis, simple closed-loop PID control system. Use of Matlab Simulink analysis software.
Measurement transducers, signal conditioning, data acquisition, accuracy, speed response, noise reduction techniques. Use of LabView measurement and analysis software.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse control systems using mathematical modelling and software tools;
LO2: analyse system model using software tools;
LO3: design measurement systems;
LO4: analyse measurement systems.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Control Measurement and Instrumentation