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Elective Modules (Level 4) - Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Elective Modules (Level 4) - Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Analytical Instrumentation (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Analytical Instrumentation (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

This module is concerned with modern techniques of detecting variables in industrial processes. The aim of these techniques is to ensure that the measurement or sampled quantity is representative of the process conditions. The module also aims to develop an understanding of modern measurement principles and recognition of how these concepts are applied in the design of commercial instruments for the measurement of both analytical and chemical composition variables.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment comprising four elements equally weighted, in the form of assignments.

Element 1, 2 and 3 consists of a small number of questions which require a blend of short descriptive answers including the reproduction of diagrams; numerical calculations requiring the interpretation of technical descriptions and the identification and use of relevant formulae, tables and charts.

Module Tutor: Stephen Brown
Tel: +44 (0)1642 384444
Email: s.brown@tees.ac.uk

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Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

This module will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of fluid power systems in modern industry by investigating pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams, examining the characteristics of components and equipment, and evaluating the applications of pneumatics and hydraulics.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising three elements, in the form of an in-course assessment. Each assessment comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions which are related to the sequence and content of the lessons provided within the learning materials

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559   
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

This module provides students with an understanding of a range of electronic devices and circuits used in modern electronic systems. The electronic circuits will include power supplies, operational amplifiers and digital circuits.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising three equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment.

Module Tutor: Derek Casson
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342526
Email:
d.casson@tees.ac.uk 

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Distributed Control Systems (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Distributed Control Systems (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

The aim of this module is to investigate Distributed Control System concepts and their applications in engineering. It focuses on the design characteristics and internal architecture of Distributed Control Systems and how they interact.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising four elements, equally weighted, in the form of an in-course assessment. Each assessment comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions which are related to the sequence and content of the lessons provided within the learning materials.

Module Tutor: Derek Wishart
Tel: +44 (0)1642 738215
Email: d.wishart@tees.ac.uk

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Engineering Applications (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Engineering Applications (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

In this module students identify individual tasks, activities, or programmes of work, whether administrative, theoretical, practical or supervisory, that they have undertaken as part of their daily working lives and show how those activities have contributed to their professional engineering development. In so doing the module requires that the student document key aspect of the development to date and to critically appraise their career journey, identifying areas of their experience that may be under-developed and producing an action plan for their ongoing professional development.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising four equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment comprising short project style reports of approximately 500 words each that detail the professional development activities that the student has undertaken in the workplace and show how each activity has contributed to the student’s progress and the advancement of their abilities in engineering; technically, managerially, and personally.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Microprocessor Systems (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Microprocessor Systems (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

This module will provide students with an understanding of microprocessor-based systems and their use in instrumentation/control/communication systems. Students will study the practical aspects of device selection, programming and the interfacing of external peripheral devices. The module also introduces students to the development cycle of specification, design, build, program, test and evaluation.

Module Tutor: Derek Casson
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342526
Email:
d.casson@tees.ac.uk

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Programmable Logic Controllers (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHNC-OL

Programmable Logic Controllers (15 credits) - HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHNC-OL

Description

This module investigates programmable logic controller (PLC) concepts and their applications in engineering. It focuses on the design characteristics and internal architecture of programmable logic control systems, the signals which are used and the programming techniques.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising four equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment. Element 1 comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions.

Module Tutor: David Wishart
Tel: +44 (0)1642 738215
Email: d.wishart@tees.ac.uk

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