Short Title:Project - Group
Full Title:Project - Group
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:GRPJ H4001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:LUCY MCAULEY
Module Description:Students will demonstrate the skills required for effective teamwork and leadership while also gaining experience in integrating and applying automation, control and design knowledge. A further aim is the development of creative problem solving skills. Students will be required to undertake three team based mini projects which emphasise different elements of the programme. Each student will be assigned a lead role in one mini project.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Function independently, and within a team, to develop, manage and document integrated automation solutions in the form of three mini projects.
LO2 Develop problem solving, decision making and investigatory skills, apply selected principles and techniques for the effective solution of automation problems.
LO3 Research, evaluate, reference and apply information from a variety of sources.
LO4 Apply a design process.
LO5 Work safely and ethically in an engineering environment and apply codes of practice and regulations where relevant.
LO6 Carry out technical analysis, critically evaluate results and support conclusions with fact, engineering judgement and interpretation.
LO7 Demonstrate project planning and management, technical, report writing, presentation and team working skills.
LO8 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and ability in applying and using various analysis, modelling and ICT tools and techniques.
LO9 Participate and act as facilitator in group problem solving.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Teamwork Principles
Stages of team development, roles and responsibilities, effective meetings, communications, record keeping, decision making, conflict resolution, ethical considerations.
5.00%
Project Scope
Define project objectives, Outline questions for investigation, proposed methodology and approach to testing and analysis, Breakdown tasks into appropriate parts or stages.
5.00%
Project Planning/Management
Formulate, implement and review a plan of action. Work consistently to plan, modifying, and adapting where necessary and completing to deadline. Record activities in a log book.
15.00%
Investigation
Identify and use a variety of techniques to obtain information (including standard research and electronic retrieval methods) and tackle problems appropriate to the tasks. Conduct and present an investigation appropriate to the subject matter.
10.00%
Develop a Solution
Combine the efforts of the group contributions in terms of scope, project plan, final report and demonstration of a solution. Utilise codes of practice, legislation, regulations where relevant. Draw conclusions supported by evidence. Address ethical issues as appropriate.
50.00%
Oral Presentation
Presentation and demonstration of working system.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group project involving integration of automated systems, e.g. interfacing PLC and servo drives, implementing fieldbus system, drive systems for positioning. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 30.00 Week 11
Project Group project involving the use of a Software Tool such as Labview/Matlab/Simulink to model and test a control system. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 30.00 Week 11
Essay Produce a case study on Design for Maintenance 1,2,3,4,7,8 30.00 Week 12
Performance Evaluation Participation in team work, based on peer and supervisor assessment. 1,5,7,9 10.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Group meeting 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Meeting with project supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Individual student effort 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Group meeting 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Lecturer Supervised Learning Meeting with project supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Individual student effort 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Moodle site for Group Project
  • Project Handbook
Recommended Book Resources
  • Report writing section in library
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources