This module introduces all of the theory and principles required to develop and test an automated manufacturing system. This includes an introduction to robotics, sensors in automation, fixtures and end-effectors, programmable logic controllers, CNC machine control, pneumatics and mechatronics.

 

Course leader

Dr K W Platts

 

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to plan and carry out an assigned automation task and to integrate this with other complementary tasks to deliver a fully functioning automated manufacturing system. This will involve developing an understanding of the technology, and also gaining practical experience of:

  • managing projects
  • managing self
  • learning how to learn
  • problem solving
  • communications