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Elective Modules (Level 5) - Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Elective Modules (Level 5) - Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Business Management Techniques (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Business Management Techniques (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

The aims of the module are to provide an introduction to the role, principles and application of management accounting in the planning, decision making and control of engineering projects, and to develop an awareness of the needs of project planning and scheduling; to develop numerical skills in the context of management accounting and to be able to communicate quantitative and qualitative information in a variety of contexts.

Assessment
The in-course assessment will take the form of a series of elements of assessment generally comprising 5-10 questions. It will assess their ability to research, interpret and analyse a problem and to produce a workable solution.

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

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Combinational and Sequential Logic (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Combinational and Sequential Logic (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module develops the theory of digital techniques, to more practical and complex applications of both combinational and sequential logic. Students will design and test circuits selecting appropriate components using information from manufacturers data sheets. The loan of a practical kit allows students to build and test circuits using logic gates and flip flops.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising four elements, equally weighted, 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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Control Systems and Automation (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Control Systems and Automation (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module develops an understanding of basic mechanisms and performance measures used for the implementation and analysis of process control systems that apply across the engineering disciplines.

Assessment
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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Electromagnetic Compatibility (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Electromagnetic Compatibility (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module provides electronic and electrical technicians and engineers with the underpinning theoretical knowledge and analysis tools for solving problems involving electromagnetic interference and addressing electromagnetic compatibility issues. The module covers induction by crosstalk and electromagnetic fields as well as the hazards posed by electrostatic discharge. Consideration is given to circuit board design and layout, grounding and the special problems arising from digital circuits

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising four, equally weighted, elements equally weighted, 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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Electronics (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Electronics (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module provides students with an understanding of analogue electronics topics including signals, noise, amplifiers, feedback and oscillators. It places particular emphasis on the use computer simulation and modern circuit analysis techniques and the use of manufacturers’ data. The module will include the loan of a practical kit to allow the students to design, build and test a series of circuits.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising four elements, equally weighted, 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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Engineering Design (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Engineering Design (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module gives students an opportunity to experience the process of carrying out a design project and the production of a design report containing specifications in accordance with given customer requirements. A key aim of the module will be to enable students to appreciate that design involves synthesising parameters which affect the eventual design solution.

Assessment

  • Element 1, which will take the form of a design specification, will cover the key elements of design, the selection of a design method, and justification for it.
  • Element 2 will cover the selection of appropriate computer-based technology and the application of a range of communication methods in the production and presentation of a design report


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

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Operational Amplifiers (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Operational Amplifiers (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

The operational amplifier is the most widely used analogue integrated circuit. This module investigates and develops an understanding of the applications of this versatile integrated circuit. The module provides design examples that can be emulated by computer circuit simulation software and also includes the loan of a practical kit on which the circuits can be built and tested.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising four elements, equally weighted, 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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Plant Services (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Plant Services (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module introduces the relevant physical and chemical principles for use in the evaluation of the production, distribution and use of each of the common plant services such as steam, air and refrigeration services.

Assessment
Elements 1, 2, 3 and 4 each consist of a small number of questions (typically 4-6) 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: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Safety Engineering (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Safety Engineering (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module covers the fundamentals of contemporary Safety Engineering as applied to industrial processes. It consists of an introduction to the terminology, the nature and treatment of hazards, hazard analysis, risk assessment, emergency procedures and the application of protective measures associated with various hazards The main aims of the module are to provide a firm foundation for work in Safety Engineering and to act a basis for more advanced studies of safety practices.

Assessment
The in-course assessment will take the form of a series of elements of assessment generally comprising 5-10 questions designed to assess the students’ ability to investigate, interpret and analyse a problem and to produce a workable solution.

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

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Statistical Process Control (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering  / ICHND-OL

Statistical Process Control (15 credits) - HND Instrumentation and Control Engineering / ICHND-OL

Description

This module will provide you with background knowledge and understanding of Statistical Process Control by explaining its underpinning statistical methods and providing the essential key tools used in SPC such as Pareto Analysis, Control Charts and inspection and sampling techniques. It is also shown how the method of SPC is applied in quality management techniques such as Six Sigma.

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

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