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UNIVERSITY MODULAR FRAMEWORK
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MODULE SPECIFICATION


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All items with a star (*) cannot be changed without approval.


SCHOOL *

School of Science and Technology

DIVISION
/DEPARTMENT

*

ASC Engineering Division

FIELD*

ENGINEERING MANUF & QUALITY

MODULE T
ITLE*

Advanced Electro
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Mechanical System Design


MODULE CODE *

LEVEL*

CREDIT VALUE*

CO
-
ORDINATOR

ENG3020

6

20

Dr
Angel Torres Perez


DELIVERY MODE(S)*

Standard

DELIVERY
LOCATION(S)*

UON

PRE
-
REQUISITES*:

None

CO
-
REQUISITES*:

No
ne

RESTRICTIONS*:

None

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
*:

This module has no supplementary regulations

DESCRIPTION*:



This module teaches the design of electromechanical systems which integrate
mechanical, electrical, and control systems engineering. Laborator
ies form the core of
the module. These cover topics such as signal conditioning, filters, closed loop control,
power amplifiers, digital logic, transducers and drives. The labs make use of
Simulink®, MATLAB® and embedded systems. Each student will build

circuits on
prototyping boards


In this module you will learn: the underlying physics of industrial sensors and
actuators; functional and non
-
functional requirements due to sensor and actuators
constraints when designing electromechanical
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systems; interfa
cing common industrial
sensors and different drive types to embedded systems; different industrial
communications interfaces.

OVERALL AIM(S) FOR THE MODULE*




To provide the knowledge and skills required for designing industrial process
control and moni
toring systems including practical experience and activities



To examine and critically evaluate typical industrial sensors and actuators by
interfacing them to embedded systems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES*:


On successful completion of the module, students will b
e able to:


Knowledge and Understanding


a)

Critically review various concepts of sensor and actuator specifications

b)

Develop advanced electro
-
mechanical system design skills.


Subject Specific Skills


c)

Effectively identify and critically evaluate suit
able sensors and transducers
required for mechatronic systems.

d)

Efficiently employ software packages and development tools to build
mechatronic systems.

e)

Gain skills on system modelling and characterization


Key Skills


f)

Develop engineering problem

solving skills by applying theoretical concepts in
practice.

g)

Evaluate, synthesize and present information clearly

INDICATIVE CONTENT:




Classification and terminology of sensors and actuators,



Signal processing,



Key sensor types (classification ac
cording to measurands): Acoustic, electric,
magnetic, optical, thermal, mechanical, chemical



Key actuator types: linear and rotary pneumatic and electrical drives



Displays, electrical conversion.



Automation control (pneumatics actuators).



Interfa
ce methodologies and circuits.



Embedded systems. Digital inputs and outputs (isolated/non
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isolated),
analogue inputs (ADC requirements), analogue outputs (DAC requirements),
PWM and comparator blocks.



Hysteresis (ON
-
OFF) and PI controllers.



Appl
ications of sensors and actuators.



Data collection and monitoring




JUSTIFICATION OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY*:

The learning strategy for this module is based on pre
-
prepared written material,
delivered through lectures, and a numbe
r of supervised practical activities to be
implemented in a laboratory environment. The learning outcomes of each lesson and
practical activity will be explained beforehand.

Students are expected to keep a record of their practical activities in order to h
elp
guide them when working on assignments. Students will also have two tutorial
sessions at the end of the academic year for the preparation of the final examination.


TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES

STUDY HOURS

Lect
ures


24

Tu
torials/ Ope
n lab sessions


24

Preparation and Reading


70

Practical Laboratories a
nd Demonstrations/Tutorials


32

1x2
-
hour examination


20

Assignment 1


30

Total


200

C
ONTEXT*

This module is delivered by the University of Northampton staff face
-
to
-
face to
stu
dent cohort(s) on campus.

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE*


Assessment Items

Units

Weighting

Learning Outcomes

EX1
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1 x 2 hour exam

2.5

50

a,b,c,d,e,g

AS1
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Report on the design and lab

demonstration

2.5

50

a,b,c,d,e,f,g


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


Assessment will be ca
rried out by final examination together with one major practical
assignments requiring the design and development of an embedded system to solve a
real problem with a full report. Assessment for the practical work will be based upon
appropriate learning ou
tcomes for all parts of the work.

APPROVAL/ REVIEW DATES:


Version:
1

Approved: June 2013