Industry Module 2 (TK)


This module is based on the theory of cognitive apprenticeship. In this module, students are immersed in their company as a trainee technician. Students attend around 80 hr of formal training session where they further develop their skills in programming and troubleshooting PLCs and robotic arms. They learn to integrate vision systems and other sensors to their automated systems. In order to become engineers in the field of automation students also need to learn about manufacturing processes and quality control. Throughout the module they reflect on their work, learn about manufacturing processes and develop artefacts which include robotics, PLC, as well as  vision systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Select the appropriate tools, methodologies and techniques to solve manufacturing problems, and design and implement solutions.

  2. Communicate findings to teams and management, and work effectively as a team member.

  3. Describe and communicate how the regulatory constraints affect the operations of the company, and how ethical considerations affect their conduct as a technician.

  4. Program and troubleshoot a PLC, integrating inputs and outputs.

  5. Design and build an automated rig for a basic operation, including safety features.

  6. Reflect on their experiential learning, and their ability to solve problems using a structured technical approach, and identify gaps.

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