IMCT601 – Process Automation

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Module code
IMCT601
Module title
Process Automation
Prescription
To enable the student to understand key components of an automation system in order to develop a functional automation application.
Programmes
  • TC1705
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of, select, and use transducers in practical industrial applications
Prepare and interpret diagrams using ISO standard symbols and operate pneumatic and hydraulic components using simulation software
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of actuators and associated control equipment
Demonstrate knowledge of rotating machinery and motion converters
Build, programme, test, and document an automation application to given specifications
Content
-transducers used in industrial applications;
-Pneumatic and hydraulics and their applications in automation; system simulation;
-actuators and associated control equipment;
-rotating machinery and motion converters;
-project documentation commissioning and testing
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be by way of structured distance learning, either by hardcopy written material and assessment/s or by on-line learning and assessment for the theory part of the module. Students will attend a concentrated practical course to develop a solution to a specified automation project.

Assessment Criteria
Written assessment30
Automation Project70
Achievement of a pass grade in both the written assessment and the automation project.