CTRL06006 2019 Instrumentation and Control 202

General Details

Full Title
Instrumentation and Control 202
Transcript Title
Instrumentation and Control 20
N/A %
Subject Area
CTRL - Control Systems/Calibration
MECT - Mechatronics
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Patrick Kennedy
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EELCO_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic and Computing SG_EELCO_B07 202200 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computing

Instrumentation and Control second part introduces students to measurement and control systems. This includes more in depth control, transistors, op-amp circuits and signal conditioning. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the types of sensors and control system required in specific situations


Design circuits to solve simple signal−conditioning problems, using op−amps and timer circuits


Describe actuator systems including open and closed loop control as well as motor speed control


Use relevant software for measurement, instrument control, and process control


Program and use a PLC to provide solutions to a range of control problems


Present technical information in written/graphical form

Indicative Syllabus

 A range of sensors/actuators are examined, along with required signal−conditioning and digital interfacing. Output mechanisms are studied along with an introduction to control systems. PLC and interfacing are introduced.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Coursework Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Finam Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Inst 2 lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical / Laboratory Engineering Laboratory Inst2 lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2012 Electronic Devices Pearson
ISBN 0132549867 ISBN-13 9780132549868

Electronic Devices (CONVENTIONAL CURRENT VERSION) , Ninth Edition, provides a solid foundation in basic analog electronics and a thorough introduction to analog integrated circuits and programmable devices. The text identifies the circuits and components within a system, helping students see how the circuit relates to the overall system function. Full-color photos and illustrations and easy-to-follow worked examples support the text's strong emphasis on real-world application and troubleshooting. Updated throughout, the ninth edition features new GreenTech Applications and a new chapter, "Basic Programming Concepts for Automated Testing."

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

An Introduction to Control Systems, Kevin Warwick Prentice Hall International (UK) 1989

Jung, G., (2002). Op Amp Applications
Walter G. Jung 2002 Op Amp Applications 
ISBN UVA:X004789163: Operational amplifier applications, principles, and history

Jung, W., (2005). Op Amp Applications Handbook. 1st Edition. Analog Devices.
Walt Jung 20/05/2005 Op Amp Applications Handbook Analog Devices

Control Systems. 1st Edition. Newnes.
W.Bolton 12/02/2002 Control Systems Newnes

Soloman, S., (2009). Sensors Handbook. 2nd Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.
Sabrie Soloman 25/11/2009 Sensors Handbook McGraw-Hill Education

Other Resources


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