Core Module Information
Module title: Industrial Automation

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

Module code: MEC09134
Module leader: Yuyang Zhou
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

System modelling, Control theory, Instrumentation

Description of module content:

Electrical Machine types and their characteristics. Basic electrical control circuits, devices, motor switchgear.
Electro Pneumatic system design and schematic circuits.
Discrete: Proximity, limit switches.
Analogue: Transducers: flow, position, pressure, temperature and signal conditioning.
Discrete: Contactors, Relays, Solenoids, Lamps, Annunciation devices
Analogue: Proportional Valves, Variable Speed Drives
Basic Electrical Machines: Induction Motors, Servo Motors.
Programmable Logic Controllers: : IEC61131-3, LD, IL, ST, FBD & SFC Programming Languages.PLC Software Design Methods
Combinational, Sequential and Continuous Control . Analogue Value processing. Cyclic & Interrupt processing.
Human Machine Interfaces (HMI): Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Tags, Alarm Handling, Trending, Historic Data, HMI Design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand design and implement pneumatic systems.
LO2: analyse and specify sensor and actuator requirements.
LO3: understand the operation and analyse the performance of electrical machines.
L04: analyse control system requirements, design and implement a programmable controller based control system;
LO5: design and implement a Human Machine Interface for control systems.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Yuyang Zhou
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 50 LO1-LO5 12 , WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 LO1-L05 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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