After the course the student is able to...
- Give an in-depth explanation about a specialised subject in the area of Mechanical Automation.
- Explain, analyse, and solve a problem in this subject area.
- Explore alternative solutions and answers to a specific research question in this subject area.
- Discuss the validity, limitations and/or relevance of the proposed solutions and answers for application in a specific context.
This course covers individual learning assignments and activities within the specialisation of Mechanical Automation. The content is dedicated to a specific case that is suggested by one of the lecturers or that is linked to a problem or topic proposed by the student. In the latter case the student has to check that the proposed topics are not already covered adequately in one ore more other courses. The student requires written approval (e-mail) of the supervisor on beforehand about the content, the study load, the work plan and the expected deliverables.
There are no lectures for this course and hence it is not scheduled in the time tables of the programme. Instead, the answers to the individual learning assignments may be found by literature study, by simple experiments, by (numerical) analysis and modelling or a combination of these. The specific implementation is described in the abovementioned work plan. The student and supervisor agree upon a schedule for meetings to monitor intermediate progress and to update the work plan if needed.