Computer Integrated Manufacture and Robotics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer Integrated Manufacture and Robotics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1 - 2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2
  • Overview

    Course outline: This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of computer integrated manufacture and robotics. Topics include: computer integrated manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC) of machine tools; flexible manufacturing systems (FMS); materials handling and robot directed transfer systems; robot kinematics; low cost automation; software control systems; and hardware interfacing.

    8 NQF credits at level 7; 24 lectures

    DP requirements: 1) Attendance of the practical and submission of the report for the practical. A minimum of 50% for the report and a minimum of ?Satisfactory? for the ELO must obtain. 2) Demonstration of the programming project to the external examiner. 3) A minimum of 40% class mark.

    Assessment: One 2 hour June examination. This exam is divided into two sections held on the same day. The first hour counting 60% is on the written theory. The second hour is a practical examination and counting 40% of the exam. Class mark is made up of homework and projects. The main programming project counts 20% of the class mark. The final mark 50% class mark, 50% examination mark.

    Co-requisite:MAM2082F Computer Programming in Matlab.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.