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Unit 045  Industrial Systems- Credit Value 15 Level 5 [T/615/1513]

The speed and efficiency of many industrial processes is due, largely, to the control systems selected for the application and the engineer’s ability to apply the most appropriate technology for their operation.

This unit presents a structured approach to the development of advanced electronic solutions in a range of industrial situations. An essential requirement here is the engineer’s ability to utilise the most appropriate technology for each application, to ensure the most efficient monitoring and control of variables such as pressure, temperature and speed.

Among the topics included in this unit are techniques and applications of electrical and electronic engineering, as they apply to various branches of industry, such as component handling, controlling the speed or torque of a motor or responding to change of circumstances in a process.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to describe system elements and consider their overall characteristics. This provides opportunity for analytically assessing the accuracy and repeatability of electronic instruments.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the main elements of an electronically controlled industrial system.
  2. Identify and specify the interface requirements between electronic, electrical and mechanical transducers and controllers.
  3. Apply practical and computer-based methods to design and test a measurement system.
  4. Apply appropriate analytical techniques to predict the performance of a given system.

Recommended Resources


BIRD, J. (2013) Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology. Routledge.
HUGHES, E. et al. (2012) Electrical and Electronic Technology. Pearson.
REHG, J.A. and SARTORI, G.J. (2005) Industrial Electronics. Prentice-Hall.
WILAMOWSKI, B.M. and IRWIN, J.D. (2011) The Industrial Electronic Handbook: Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics. CRC Press.


http://www.bath.ac.uk/ University of Bath Patents (General Reference)
http://www.bsigroup.com/ Business Standards Institution Standards Catalogue (General Reference)
https://www.ieee.org/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards (General Reference)
http://www.theiet.org/ Institution of Engineering and Technology (General Reference)
http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/ New Electronics Digital Magazine (Journals)
http://www.theiet.org/ Institution of Engineering and Technology (Journals)
http://www.epemag.com/ Everyday Practical Electronics (Journals)
https://www.ieee.org/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Journals)


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