Pneumatics & Control

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pneumatics & Control

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To provide knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic and PLC systems. To analyse compressors, hydraulic power packs, and distribution networks, directional control valves, signal valves and actuators. Introduction to PLC systems and control of circuits.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse and solve a range of Pneumatic and Hydraulic problems
    2. Build pneumatic circuits using a range of standard pneumatic components
    3. Describe factors to be considered when designing pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
    4. Specify air treatment equipment and hydraulic power packs
    5. Design simple programmes to control the operation of pneumatic circuits
    6. Programme a standard PLC and test/fault find

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

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