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Machine Control Programming

Course Details

Course Number
MENG 4122
Section Number
MENG 4122
Semester
Fall 2016
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall
Classroom Number
136, 118 and 140
Days & Times

 

Course Schedule: LAB: R : 1.30-3.20 pm; R: 3.30-5.20 pm; F 1.30 - 3.20 pmLecture: R: 12-12.50 pm

 

                                                                                                 

 

Professor
Dr. Jan W. Brink (view Profile)

Textbooks

Frank D. Petruzella
Programmable Logic Controllers 4th edition
ISBN:
PLC LAB MANUAL
FALL 2016 (REVISED 7/5/2016)
Course Objectives

   

 

Course Expectations

 

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. . Labs and Lecture are highly intertwined in this class. Attendance is extremely important in order to be able to follow the class.

  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.    

 

  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. 

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. Some form of official proof has to be provided to the instructor for the absence.     

 

  • Exam Content

   The test material will come from the lectures and the labs and some design will be required on the

   writing of new programs.

  • Evaluation Method

Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams, unannounced quizzes, and several homework assignments.  There will be three exams.  Homework assignments sets will be collected for grading, you are encouraged to submit each and every assignment.  Homework will only be accepted at the beginning of class, since I do not want you to work on the homework during class.

 

Grading Standards

 
 

 

  

  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores, the lab scores, the scores earned in the homework assignments, and the score received for your attitude/attendance. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

X = 0.80 x (exam1 score + exam 2 score)/2 + 0.05 x (homework average) + 0.10 (lab average) 

     + 0.05 x (attitude/participation/attendance score)


The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from to the following grade levels

 

Final Exam 12/15/2015 10.30-12.30
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

 

  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. 

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. Some form of official proof has to be provided to the instructor for the absence.     

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. . Labs and Lecture are highly intertwined in this class. Attendance is extremely important in order to be able to follow the class.

Other Policies

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

Attend all classes and all labs. Particpate and do all the work

 

GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT

Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments and exams, and through solving problems on the board.  They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior.

 

DISCLAIMER  STATEMENT

Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.