|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||5 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||System performance analysis - outcomes assessed 1, 2||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Farm buildings assignment - outcome assessed 3||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Farm wastes presentation - outcomes assessed 3||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Candidates will be required to retake the element(s) of assessment that led to failure||100%|
On completion of the module, students will be able to:
1. Analyse mechanised system performance
2. Design/select machine systems and system elements
3. Specify and design appropriate farm buildings, storage facilities and systems.
The lecture course is visit/demonstration oriented with formal teaching consolidating on practical application. Several mechanised systems, such as forage harvesting, cultivation and spraying systems are broken down into their constituent parts, analysed and optimised. Farm buildings and farm waste systems are also examined in detail.
Culpin C (1992) Farm machinery Blackwell Primo search Shippen J M, Ellin C R, and Clover C H (1980) Basic farm machinery Pergamon Primo search Witney B (1988) Choosing and using farm machines Longman Scientific & Technical Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5