Module title: Applied Robotics

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09110
Module leader: James McWhinnie
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, 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: James McWhinnie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The teaching will use a lecture/ tutorial/lab-based practical approach. Concepts and analysis will be presented at the lecture and developed in the tutorial sessions using worked examples and case studies. (LOs 1,2) The practical sessions will focus on one integrated case study that will be studied over the module.(LO3) Initially use and programming of simple robots will develop into use and programming of sophisticated robots within specified systems (LO4) An industrial visit later in the module will consolidate and reinforce learning (LO1)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The practical work will involve small group interaction and planning. The use of web-based background research is aimed at improving study and motivation and stimulating interest in current and developing systems. The industrial visit will increase awareness of the role of the engineer as it has been designed to demonstrate job roles as well as industrial systems.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The assessment involves one individual report (LO, 2, 3, 4) and an examination (LO 1,2,3) at the end of the module. The report involves completing targeted tasks around the case study which involves problem solving, design assessment and selection and research work. The task is defined but open-ended allowing the student to benefit from interest-driven motivation.

Research/ teaching linkages
The module leader is also group leader for the Mechanical Materials Manufacturing Management subject group and is aware of the requirements of this module within the programmes that use it. The module leader’s KTP experience and industrial links will be utilised in the case study and industrial visit

Supporting equality and diversity
Web CT will be used appropriately and the student will be encouraged to bring his/her strengths to the group.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 2,3,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Definition of terms; Classification of robots; Sub-systems and components; Sensing techniques including vision and interfaces; Actuators and drives;Handling and feeding devices in automation; Robot Programming concepts; automatic assembly

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 Classify industrial Automation Devices and robots according to structure and operation
LO2 Identify appropriate sensors and how they are integrated into the system
LO3 Design a potential automation system for a robotic application
LO4 Apply knowledge of appropriate tools (including software tools) to design and implementation

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