ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
Semester 7 - POLITECNICO (September - January)
TEACHING UNIT ECTS TEACHING UNIT COMPONENT Content TEACHING HOURS
Product Component 30 Product Component

The laboratory's activity follows a theme: the configuration of an industrial product starting with the analysis of the components that make it up and considering the culture of the subject that will use it and the territorial, cultural and social ambit in which the product will be used. The activity is developed by groups of students (around three per group).
Starting with the disassembly of a complex product - supplied by a company that will collaborate for the entire module supplying technical investigations - we will identify its components, how they are connected, the flows of matter and energy that link them. Each group will be asked to analyse the above individually and to discuss it with the others so as to share a common critical vision of the subject. As the project progresses, presentations will be held on the individual works with experts from the collaborating company and open discussions on the results between the various parties.

The laboratory is interdisciplinary. The disciplinary contributions include:
DESIGN FOR COMPONENTS (6 CFU, 60 hours)
DESIGN MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS (6 CFU, 60 hours)
CHEMICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES (6 CFU, 60 hours)
HISTORY OF MATERIAL CULTURE (6 CFU, 60 hours)

Lectures : 240h00
Semester 7 - POLITECNICO 30 Pied de interne 3 Pied de interne 4 Pied de interne 5
Semester 7 - STAFFORDSHIRE (September - January)
TEACHING UNIT ECTS TEACHING UNIT COMPONENT Content TEACHING HOURS
Electricity, Electronics & Automation 1 30 Control System

Review of transfer function techniques and feedback.
Frequency response methods
Process Control and transportation delay
Digital Control Systems and the Z-Transform
Nonlinear systems analysis
Transfer function parameter estimation
State space representation

Lectures : 36h00
Design Technologies for Masters

CAD Modelling: Review of solid modelling techniques (feature creation,
parametric design, assembly, mechanisms). Surface modelling techniques
(shape creation, dynamic modification). Automation of CAD (HTML, Interface
design, Java-Script programming, CAD Interfacing).
Mathematics of Curves and Surfaces: Matrix mathematics. Geometric
Transformations. Derivation of Polynomial, Bezier, B-Spline curves and surfaces. Discussion of programming implementation issues.
Reverse Engineering: CMM Operation (Linear dimensions, Diametric
Dimensions, Angular Dimensions, generation of defining curves for CAD
modelling). Laser Scanner Operation (Data Healing Techniques, Integration
with CAD/RP).
Rapid Prototyping: Data Transfer, STL file format, RP Systems, RP Tooling,
RP Applications (ceramic, product, medical etc), Tooling from RP.

Lectures : 36h00
Digital Electronic Systems

This module is designed to enable students to understand advanced digital electronic systems, to apply selection skills in choosing appropriate solutions to design problems and to be aware of design limitations both theoretical and technological.

- Advanced design methods and technologies
- State machine systems - advanced architectures
- Linear digital circuits - filters
- Modulo-2 Arithmetic and design
- Asynchronous systems - analysis, modelling
- Digital synthesis
- High level synthesis
- Hardware Description language VHDL
- Regular arrays
- Test and testability
- Software tools Xilinx

Lectures : 36h00
Digital Signal Processing

MECH70581 This module provides an advanced study of modern digital signal processing
(DSP) and some of its major applications including algorithms and
architectures:
- Frequency and time analysis of discrete time systems
- Finite Impulse Response (FIR) digital filter design
- Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital filter design
- Multi-rate processing and oversampling
- Non-ideal effects
- Mixed analogue-digital signal processing, delta-sigma conversion
- Linear estimation and adaptive filtering
- Coding, Wavelet, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Discrete Cosine
Transform (DCT) algorithms
- 2D/3D processing
- DSP devices and architectures
- Practical DSP implementation

Lectures : 36h00
Photovoltaic Technology

Semiconductors: Crystal Structures, Electronic States, Organic semiconductors, Doping and Carrier Transport, Optical properties of Semiconductors, Optical absorption, Excitonic states in Semiconductors, Semiconductor Junstion Theory, Photocurrent in a P-N Diode, Amorphous Silicon Solar cells, Fabrications, Resistive coating, RF Sputtering, Spin Coating, Optical/electrical and surface Characterisation, Efficiency measurements

Lectures : 36h00
Semester 7 - STAFFORDSHIRE 30 Pied de interne 3 Pied de interne 4 Pied de interne 5
Semester 8 - POLITECNICO (January - June)
TEACHING UNIT ECTS TEACHING UNIT COMPONENT Content TEACHING HOURS
Open systems 30 Open Systems

The Laboratory activity is centred on one theme: the configuration of an open and autopoietic system starting from an holistic survey of the current state identifying the flows of matter and energy that are used. The activity is carried out by the students in groups (around 3 per group). Starting from the current linear system of a concrete case provided by an industry or agricultural business, an event or a territorial ambit, we identify the resources used, waste obtained, the public and private participants in the creation and their relationships in order to redefine the process and obtain an open system in which the output generated becomes an input to be used as a resource. We obtain a general vision of all the flows that lead to a consistent decrease of environmental impact; we will also study in depth the single steps of transformation with the environmental, economic and social spinoffs. Each group will be required to carry out individual analysis and discuss it with the others so as to be able to share a common critical vision on the topic. During the project, the presentation of the individual works will be carried out with external experts and organisations with whom we collaborate, to discuss the results reached in open dialogue between the parties.

The laboratory is interdisciplinary in character. The disciplinary contributions include:
SYSTEM DESIGN (6 CFU, 60 hours)
PROCEDURES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (6 CFU, 60 hours)
THEORY AND HISTORY OF SYSTEMIC DESIGN (6 CFU, 60 hours)
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF THE PROJECTS (6 CFU, 60 hours)

Lectures : 240h00
Semester 8 - POLITECNICO 30 Pied de interne 3 Pied de interne 4 Pied de interne 5
Semester 8 - STAFFORDSHIRE (January - June)
TEACHING UNIT ECTS TEACHING UNIT COMPONENT Content TEACHING HOURS
Electricity, Electronics & Automation 2 30 Advanced Engineering Materials

Embeded Real Time Systems

Exposure to and application of a range of Real-Time system concepts
and Development techniques.
These include;
(1) System Design and Architecture Comparisons
(2) Real-time Operating Systems
(3) Peripheral configuration
(4) Development, Analysis and Debugging
(5) Design Solutions for Embedded Products
Exposure to these techniques will be via both class attendance and
directed self-study.

Lectures : 36h00
Industrial Robotics and Control

Overview of industrial robot arms and how to program them
Overview of PLCs and how they interface to robots and automatic processes
Digital implementation of PID control
Forward kinematics using D-H matrices
Inverse kinematics
The Jacobean matrix and its use in force and speed determination
Trajectory control
Introduction to vision
Current advances in robotics"

Lectures : 36h00
Optical Fibre communication systems

Optional Course

ELEC70268 Introduction to wireless Navigation Systems (basic architecture and measurements), Coverage and Link Budget design, Antennas for wireless navigation system, Modulation and multiple access schemes in wireless navigation systems, Satellite links in Wireless Navigation Systems, Standards, Introduction to RADAR, basic signal processing in RADAR, RADAR Transmitters and Receivers, RADAR antennas (reflector and Phase array) for application, MIMO Systems in RADAR application, Types of RADAR (Pulse-Doppler, CW, SAR, MTI etc.) and their applications, Signal detection, tracking and integration, Response of RADAR to spread-fluctuating target, RADAR Guidance. Introduction to SONAR, Tracking algorithms in SONAR, Beam-forming techniques for RADAR and SONAR,

Introduction location based services (LBS), Introduction to GPS, Signal Equalization and detection in GPS, Designing accuracy for different Wireless Navigation targets, Wireless Navigation using Cellular Networks(2G [GSM, IS-95], 3G [UMTS] and 4G [WLAN]), Integration of Navigation Modules with cellular phones, Performance analysis and comparison of cellular communication elements in wireless navigation.

MECH70535 Properties of monolithic and conventional engineering materials
Hybrid materials - composites and coatings
Advanced and smart materials
Composite and laminate properties modelling techniques Materials and process selection strategies and tools, constraint and
objective based selection (Ashby model), multiple (and conflicting)
objective
Digital logic ranking techniques
Materials failure prediction techniques - Weibull statistics of brittle
fracture, fatigue models.

Lectures : 36h00
Research Method and Project Management

Literature Survey
Methods and Skills of literature research, gathering of data from a range of sources, selecting and using appropriate technologies available (e.g. library, digital library, Internet facilities and other sources). How to appraise, debate and present complex issues relating to technical literature within the chosen field of study.

Writing and managing a research proposal
Exposure to a range of project management techniques, which will enable the student to successfully manage complex science / technical based research projects. Research proposal specification, regulations and supervisors role. Application of a range of project management techniques to formulate a comprehensive work plan for a typical MSc Dissertation.

Writing an MSc Dissertation
The structure and format of a dissertation. Effective presentation of scientific results. Reflection and appraisal of work undertaken.
Using Microsoft Word to write large documents efficiently.

Industrial project management
A broad coverage of different project management techniques. Different approaches and methodologies to the management of major projects within an engineering framework such as the introduction of a new product and/or implementation of new technological processes."

Lectures : 36h00
Sustainable Design and Manufacture

Lectures : 36h00
Technical Paper Authoring

Wireless Navigation Systems

Semester 8 - STAFFORDSHIRE 30 Pied de interne 3 Pied de interne 4 Pied de interne 5