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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LM Industrial Automation and Robotics
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 33370
Module Lead Dr Mozafar Saadat
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Project supervision-8 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-12 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module considers the specific concept of design for manufacturing automation including robotic workcell design and integration, robot programming, robot workcell simulation, industrial robot selection based on capability, operational performance, task and environmental suitability and cost. In addition, the concepts of co-operative and collaborative robots will be introduced together with associated sub-systems such as end-effectors (grippers), external sensors, control strategies, parts recognition, parts transfer, and safety systems.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a wide understanding of and apply the principles of systems integration for automation.
  • Critically appraise and evaluate the performance efficiency of an industrial automation system.
  • Design and critically analyse an automated workcell for manufacturing applications. Select industrial robots based on critical parameters.
  • Perform complex simulations of robot operation within a workcell.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 100% continuous assessment, comprising: Industrial Automation project (100%) Reassessment: Reassessment will normally only be allowed for students on the following programmes:

9757 MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering 9758 PG Diploma Advanced Mechanical Engineering 9759 PG Certificate Advanced Mechanical Engineering 222A MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering (PT)

Written assessment (100%) to be submitted during the University’s supplementary examination period.
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