BSEN30190 Agricultural Mechanisation: Hydraulics and components

Academic Year 2023/2024

In this module, you will be introduced to the systems, units and components of state-of-the art and automated agricultural machinery. These will be analysed with particular reference to hydraulic component design and efficiency. The module will cover agricultural hydraulics including pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, filters and integration of components into a system. The module will also introduce students with no previous design experience to computer-aided design.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
- describe the principles of operation of an open and closed center hydraulic circuit
- compare and contrast the functionality of hydraulic components used in agricultural machinery
- analyse and interpret data in agricultural hydraulics
- get training on drafting of engineering drawings

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
- Lecture material for this module will be available via Brightspace;
- A recommended reading list will also be provided to students;
- Lectures with problem based assignments;
- Computer-aided design assignments.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Series of modelling exercises Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Open book exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Computer Aided Lab Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Even Weeks Fri 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 15:00 - 16:50