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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Project & Technical Drawing
Module Code EM106
School School of Electronic Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Rajani K. Vijayaraghavan
Semester 2: Rajani K. Vijayaraghavan
Autumn: Rajani K. Vijayaraghavan
Module TeachersHussam Achour
Rajani K. Vijayaraghavan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module provides a framework for students to develop practical and communication skills. It also provides students with the experience of working in teams and highlights the benefit of good project planning. The marks awarded are based on the students individual work and team project work.

Learning Outcomes

1. Solve a practical engineering problem using basic scientific knowledge.
2. Use IT skills and software to source information, write technical reports, and make presentations.
3. Read and construct engineering drawings to a high standard.
4. Plan and complete a project on time.
5. Work effectively within a team to achieve a desired objective.
6. Use a range of basic metal fabrication tools.
7. Use a range of PCB assembly tools and basic test instruments.
8. Use an Integrated Development Environment for code generation for the PIC micro-controller.
9. Use Electronic CAD software to draw schematic diagrams.
10. Apply basic mechanical design principles.
11. Apply safe laboratory work practice.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Project (each week over year)
Lecture6Drawing (every 2nd week sem 1)
Laboratory54Team Project (sem1, 3hr every second week; sem 2, 3 hr each week)
Laboratory36Technical Drawing studio work ( 6 * 3hr sessions each sem)
Independent Study90self directed Project Work (research , presentations prep etc)
Independent Study40Drawing homework
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Team Project
A team of 4 students must design and build an electromechanical device that can compete in a competition at the end of semester 2. Student's communication, design, and fabrication skills are developed throughout semester 1 and 2. The syllabus covers; presentation using power point, poster presentation, drawing and E-Cad, project planning, metal fabrication, electronic assembly, report writing, engineering ethics and care of the environment.

Engineering Drawing
Lectures and studio sessions presenting and practicing engineering drawing. Reading engineering drawings; common drawing standards, line styles, sectioning, dimensioning, threads etc. Drawing components in first angle orthographic projection and sketching an object using pictorial representations (isometric, oblique and/or perspective) Using engineering drawing as a means of communication of engineering ideas and/or designs.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationIndividual and Team Project36%Every Week
Oral Examinationn/a7%Week 7
Poster presentation Team Project7%Week 28
Report(s)Team Project15%Week 30
In Class TestTechnical Drawing Evaluation35%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

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    Date of Last Revision02-JUN-09

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