Module title: Mechatronics Systems

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

Module code: MEC10105
Module leader: Keng Goh
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: 001
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:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A variety of diffeent learning modules will be used. Seminars will embed into the laboratory session (LO1)
Laboratory: Hands-on programming of controller funcitons (LO3)
Laboratory: Hands-on programming of controller functions (LO3)
Laboratory: demonstration of functionality of transducer and control equipment (LO2,3)
Laboratory: group discussions every week on subjects researched by students (LO1,2,3,4) Research logbook used for seminr topics and also practical tasks.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Seinar discussions will encourage group communication, research methods and sharing research resources. Use of equiopment in the laboratory will familiarise students with eqipment used by industry. Assessment by tecnical reports will enhance report writing skills. Employers prefer to employ graduates that have multidisciplinary skills. The mechatronics approach to design will satisfy this need and will motivate the student to enhance their career opportunities.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative – A number of class exercises to complete during the practical session to reflect on the application of the conceptual design models for mechatronics process and design. [LO1]

Summative – Two continuous assessments (coursework report) are design to reflect on what the students do to learn and align to the learning outcomes. [LO1,2,3]
Student must pass both components in order to pass the module

Research/ teaching linkages
Examples from the Journal paper are to be drawn and used in the class in term of Mechatronic design concept being applied in the wider sense

Supporting equality and diversity
WebCT will be used to house all the teaching material such as powerpoint slides.

Internationalisation
Using of ISO and BSI standard in the teaching, marking criteria is given on all coursework handouts and explicit of the report format.

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 Practical classes and workshops 42
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 70 2,3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Mechatronic design process:
Definitions of Mechatronics, advantages of microprocessor system control, Mechatronic design process: product and process design applications, advantages of Mechatronic design approach.
Design a product or process using a Mechatronic design methodology: Conceptual design: user requirement specification, embodiment design, standards, safety regulations: selection of measurement system, controller hardware and software, actuator system, signal conditioning, human-machine interface; design of application program; integration of components.
Evaluate a Mechatronic design application: Reliability, accuracy, speed of response, productivity, robustness, ease of maintenance, minimisation of capital and running costs, ease of manufacture, product quality, minimisation of pollution and waste products. Evaluation of design procedure.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Analyse the mechatronic design process
LO2: Design a product or process using a Mechatronic design methodology
LO3: Justify design decisions applying to the Mechatronic design of a product or process

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MEC10105 - Mechatronic Systems