Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Robotics GA

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

Module code: MEC10400
Module leader: James McWhinnie
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management

Experience of advanced control system design

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:

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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sharon Nairn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In week 0 students are given theory and practical exercises to introduce them to industrial robotics. This will be by lecture followed by tutorial/seminar then practical laboratory based exercises. Students will be given the use of simulation software to allow them to develop their programming skills while working remotely.
They will gain knowledge and practical experience through a series of exercises, which will be delivered through Moodle during weeks 1 to 6. During week 7 they will have the opportunity to test their work on the university robots before further lectures, tutorials/seminars to gain further knowledge which will allow them to
Undertake their coursework. This be supported by guided independent study when back in the workplace and completing the assessments set for the module (week 13).

Formative Assessment:
Feedback will be continuous through tutorial and practical sessions during Week 0 and Week 7. Online feedback will be given during the time students are working remotely in the form of solutions and question and answering forum on Moodle.

Summative Assessment:
One practical coursework will cover LO2, LO3, LO4 and will be handed out at the end of week 7. The coursework will require the student to design and write a programme to control one of the university robots. The exam covers all learning outcomes L01, LO2, LO3 and LO4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 60 LO 1, LO2, LO3 13
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 LO1, LO2,LO3 an 14/15 HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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