MECT07030 2019 Industrial Data Communication 2

General Details

Full Title
Industrial Data Communication 2
Transcript Title
Industrial Data Communication
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Hession
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering (Add-on) SG_EMECH_J07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems SG_EMTRN_J07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EROBO_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automation SG_EMSYS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems SG_EROBO_S07 201900 Level 7 Special Purpose Award in Robotics and Industrial Communications SG_EMECH_H08 202100 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Systems SG_EMTRN_J07 202300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering (Add-on) SG_EMTRN_B07 202300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering

Review of Data Acquisition, Automation System Architecture - Hierarchical Levels, Functional Layered Models - OSI reference model, System engineering approach, Input / Output Structures, Control Unit Structure, Protocols, Communication principles and modes: network topology, transmission media, noise, cable characteristic and Instrumentation and control devices..

Learning Outcomes

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


Understand the function of a bus protocol.


Perform the ID and IO check of an ASI Bus.


Explain alternating pulse modulation


Explain the functionality of Ethernet


Display an understanding of how the microprocessor computes data.


Demonstrate IEEE-488 devices and programming


Use LabVIEW client/server software

Module Assessment Strategies

The student will be able to build and design problem digital logic.

Students will be assessed on a combination of events.  

Final written exam, continuous assessment and lab work.

Module Dependencies

MECT07015 201300 Industrial Data Communication 1

Indicative Syllabus

Digital communication

Using protocols

Investigating Bus technology

Wireless networks

Can Bus

Ethernet and TCP IP

How the Micro processor process and assist in Digital communication.

Investigating network capability using Lab View.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report reports Coursework Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,4,5,7
2 Practical Evaluation lab Coursework Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-11-29 Fundamentals of Data Communication Networks John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119436256 ISBN-13 1119436257

What every electrical engineering student and technical professional needs to know about data exchange across networks While most electrical engineering students learn how the individual components that make up data communication technologies work, they rarely learn how the parts work together in complete data communication networks. In part, this is due to the fact that until now there have been no texts on data communication networking written for undergraduate electrical engineering students. Based on the authors years of classroom experience, Fundamentals of Data Communication Networks fills that gap in the pedagogical literature, providing readers with a much-needed overview of all relevant aspects of data communication networking, addressed from the perspective of the various technologies involved. The demand for information exchange in networks continues to grow at a staggering rate, and that demand will continue to mount exponentially as the number of interconnected IoT-enabled devices grows to an expected twenty-six billion by the year 2020. Never has it been more urgent for engineering students to understand the fundamental science and technology behind data communication, and this book, the first of its kind, gives them that understanding. To achieve this goal, the book: Combines signal theory, data protocols, and wireless networking concepts into one text Explores the full range of issues that affect common processes such as media downloads and online games Addresses services for the network layer, the transport layer, and the application layer Investigates multiple access schemes and local area networks with coverage of services for the physical layer and the data link layer Describes mobile communication networks and critical issues in network security Includes problem sets in each chapter to test and fine-tune readers understanding Fundamentals of Data Communication Networks is a must-read for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in electrical and computer engineering. It is also a valuable working resource for researchers, electrical engineers, and technical professionals.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Practical Data Communications for Instrumentation and Control By: Mackay, Steve; Wright, Edwin; Park, John Published By: Elsevier

Other Resources


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