Module Identifier RS21210  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael Barrett  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Simon Hulse  
Pre-Requisite RS11110  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   50%  
  Course work     50%  

Aims of the module
This module addresses the mechanisation of crop and livestock production systems.

Syllabus / Curriculum design
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.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Design/select a new or improved machine system/system element.
2. Manage machinery systems effectively.
3. Analyse mechanised system performance.
4. Design and specify an appropriate farm building/farm waste system.

Reading Lists
Shippen J M, Ellin C R, and Clover C H. (1980) Basic farm machinery. Pergamon
Culpin C. (1992) Farm machinery. Blackwell
Witney B. (1988) Choosing and using farm machines. Longman Scientific & Technical

Technical Reports
British Standards Institution. BS5502.