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EE30186: Integrated engineering

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: EE30168 - Reassessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
EE30186 Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take EE10170 and After taking this module you must take EE40187 or equivalent.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit is designed to further develop the core engineering elements and industrial applications of integrated engineering from those taught in EE10170 (Introduction to Integrated Engineering). The unit is intended to provide a deeper understanding of the detail of sensors and actuators and their capabilities. Students are also introduced to the use of different industrial electronic and instrumentation systems. The computing element of these systems is considered in detail.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will have demonstrated the ability to:
* analyze and design an integrated system and be familiar with the specification of sensors, instrumentation and actuators in the solution. T
* create suitable control mechanisms in hardware or software to allow the system to operate to specification.

Lateral thinking; problem solving; independent and team working.

The unit will include mechanical and electrical and electromechanical sensors and actuators and sensors. Particular emphasis is in smart sensors and smart actuators.
Examples are Piezoelectric, Magnetostrictive, Shape memory alloy, Conducting polymer, Other smart actuators and sensors.
Industrial electronics/computing/instrumentation:
Interfaces between computing systems and sensors/actuators
Software control systems using the C programming language
Real-time aspects of software control.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE30186 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.