The main aim of this module is to introduce students to core technologies involved both in hardware and software technologies. These include robotics and automation equipment provided from Festo used in automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage; control systems (PLCs & HMIs) provided by Siemens and software systems such as LabVIEW provided by National Instruments as well as others.
This module will introduce systems necessary to integrate the hardware and software systems along with sensors (or sensor networks) to form Smart Factories, making use of various network protocols (wired and mobile) along with the relevant safety and security systems.
The Individual Project module is a self-proposed piece of work that enables the individual to specialise in an area that is of interest to them. The project is supervised as one-to-one and allows you to work alone, in a research group or in industry in the UK or abroad.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.