Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 x 1 hour lectures per week
Practical 5 x 3 hour practicals during semester


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignments (2): Systems performance analysis - outcomes assessed 1, 2  20%
Semester Assessment Farm wastes presentation - outcomes assessed 3  30%
Semester Assessment Farm buildings assignment - outcomes assessed 3  50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element of assessment that led to failure of the module  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Outcome 1
Analyse mechanized system performance.

Outcome 2
Design/select machine systems and system elements.

Outcome 3
Specify and design appropriate farm buildings, storage facilities and systems.

Brief description

This module is designed to provide a thorough technical understanding of crop and livestock mechanization systems. It will also enable students to identify relevant factors associated with the design and construction of buildings for livestock housing and handling, crop storage and the handling, storage and processing of farm waste. The assessment weighting and title have been amended.

Reading List

Culpin C (1986) Farm Machinery Collins 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