ENEX13001 - Instrumentation and Industrial Automation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce you to the fundamentals of industrial instrumentation and automation systems. You will learn the principles of operation of different sensors, actuators, instrumentation amplifiers, and industrial data communication busses. You will also learn noise cancellation and signal conditioning, sensor and actuator interfacing, programmable logic controller(PLC) programming, and process control. You will learn how to specify the requirements for sensors, actuators and control equipment for a given task, evaluate multiple options available and select the best combination of them for your design. You will also design, fabricate, and program production lines for a given product using industry standard components and PLCs. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics OR (ENEE13018 Analogue Elecctronics & ENEE13020 Digital Electronics ) AND ENEE12016 Signals and Systems

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the need for instrumentation amplifiers in an instrumentation system and their operation
  2. Apply common industrial data bus protocols and use them in data acquisition and control programs
  3. Specify requirements for sensors, actuators, and accessories for a given process automation module, and select suitable components from a range of available options
  4. Program industrial PLCs to provide real-time solutions for industrial automation problems
  5. Implement complete solutions for industrial process automation problems
  6. Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using instrumentation engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards
  7. Work individually and collaboratively in teams, communicate professionally in presenting your solutions

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Practical Assessment  
4 - Examination            

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy              
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence          
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Practical Assessment    
4 - Examination      

Prescribed Textbooks

Principles of Measurement Systems
Author/s: John P Bentley Year: 2005
Edition: 4th Edition Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd.
City: Harlaw State: Essex
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • A Computer with Windows (7 or later) operting system and admin rights to install and run unit specific software.
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPreethi Preethichandra (d.preethichandra@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to measurement systems, static characteristics, and accuracy of measurements

Chapters 1, 2, & 3

Week 2 17-07-2017

Operational amplifiers in instrumentation systems

Lecture notes / slides

Week 3 24-07-2017

Introduction to Industrial Automation

Lecture notes / slides

Week 4 31-07-2017 Signal Conditioning elements

Chapter 9

Week 5 07-08-2017

Loading effects and noise in measurement systems

Chapters 5 & 6

Assignment 1 Due Wednesday (09 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Four terminal measurements and source-measure units in measurement systems

Lecture notes / slides

Week 7 28-08-2017

PLC programming fundamentals

Lecture notes / slides

Week 8 04-09-2017

Industrial process control systems

Lecture notes / slides

Week 9 11-09-2017

Industrial data Communication Protocols

Lecture notes / slides

Residential school11th to 13th of September.

Assignment 2 Due Wednesday (13 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 18-09-2017

Industrial instrumentation buses and their Applications

Lecture notes / slides

Practical and Written Assessment - Lab Due Wednesday (20 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Sensor elements and systems

Chapters 8,12, & 16

Week 12 02-10-2017

Parasitic effects in measurement systems and optical measurement systems

Chapters 14, & 15

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

To pass this unit you must obtain an overall minimum mark of 50% and a minimum of 50% in each of the following assessment items:

  1. practical assessment
  2. examination

The examination will test first five learning outcomes.

The residential school is scheduled for 11th - 13th of September 2017.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

This assignment is based on instrumentation principles and application of them in actual measurements. Further details will be available form the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Wednesday (09-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Thursday (31-Aug-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marks will be allocated for the followings:

1. Application of theoretical fundamentals

2. Explanation of reasons to apply specific theory or method to solve a given problem where applicable

3. Correct mathematical working and correct answer

4. Neatness and format

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the need for instrumentation amplifiers in an instrumentation system and their operation

5. Implement complete solutions for industrial process automation problems

7. Work individually and collaboratively in teams, communicate professionally in presenting your solutions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

This assignment is based on advanced measurement techniques and fundamentals of industrial automation systems. Further details will be available form the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Wednesday (13-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Thursday (28-Sep-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marks will be allocated for the followings:

1. Application of theoretical fundamentals and basic concepts

2. Explanation of reasons to apply specific theory, concept or method to solve a given problem where applicable

3. Correct mathematical and logical working and correct answer

4. Neatness and format

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Apply common industrial data bus protocols and use them in data acquisition and control programs

3. Specify requirements for sensors, actuators, and accessories for a given process automation module, and select suitable components from a range of available options

4. Program industrial PLCs to provide real-time solutions for industrial automation problems

5. Implement complete solutions for industrial process automation problems

6. Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using instrumentation engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards

7. Work individually and collaboratively in teams, communicate professionally in presenting your solutions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment - Lab
Task Description

This task involves with laboratory experiments on instrumentation and industrial automation. You will have to complete the pre-lab exercises in order to commence the laboratory practicals. Further details will be available form the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Wednesday (20-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Thursday (05-Oct-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marks will be allocated to :

1. Following the correct procedures during experimentation

2. Correct results

3. Analysis of results and discussion

4. Conclusions

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Apply common industrial data bus protocols and use them in data acquisition and control programs

3. Specify requirements for sensors, actuators, and accessories for a given process automation module, and select suitable components from a range of available options

4. Program industrial PLCs to provide real-time solutions for industrial automation problems

5. Implement complete solutions for industrial process automation problems

6. Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using instrumentation engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards

7. Work individually and collaboratively in teams, communicate professionally in presenting your solutions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the need for instrumentation amplifiers in an instrumentation system and their operation

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice


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