Short Title:Automation Systems
Full Title:Automation Systems
Module Code:AUTO H3007
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:LUCY MCAULEY
Module Description:This module equips graduates to work with automated technologies by providing them with knowledge, understanding and practical experience in PLCs, sensors, robotics, pharmaceutical automation and machine vision. Safety strategies in both the design and implementation of automated systems are emphasized. The practical work is designed to develop team working skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify suitable applications for PLC's, robots, machine vision and other automation equipment
LO2 Describe the principle of operation of common components in automation systems including PLC's, robots, vision systems and sensors
LO3 Function independently, and within a team, to design, build, program and problem solve integrated automation solutions incorporating robots and PLC's
LO4 Describe and apply the principles of image acquisition, analysis and interpretation.
LO5 Interpret and produce design documentation for pharmaceutical automation
LO6 Incorporate safety strategies in both the design and implementation of automated equipment
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab 1: Work as part of a team to develop, test and fault find PLC code to control a 2 cylinder pick and place unit to move through a set sequence. (assessed by group report) 1,3,6 15.00 Week 5
Laboratory Lab 2: Investigate the function of the MPS automated assembly system, identify the components and I/Os, edit the PLC programme, explain the communication setup. (assessed by group report) 1,2,3 5.00 Week 6
Laboratory Lab 3: Develop, test and debug code to program an industrial robot. (assessed by individual report) 1,3,6 10.00 Week 8
Laboratory Lab 4: Pharmaceutical production rig (assessed by worksheet completed in lab) 5 5.00 Week 12
Laboratory Lab 5: Programme a machine vision system to carry out part identification (assessed by individual report). 1,3,4 5.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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
Lecture Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Independent Learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab work 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Independent Learning 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • W. Bolton, Programmable logic controllers, 6th Revised edition edition (3 Mar. 2015) Ed., Oxford ; Newnes [ISBN: 978-012802929]
  • Mikell P. Groover 2014, Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 3rd Edition Ed., Pearson Education (US) [ISBN: 978-013349961]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory