Full Title:Agricultural Mechanisation
Module Code:AGRI S6001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The student will be able to apply theoretical and practical workshop concepts and practices in relation to manual handling, health and safety, fabrication and machinery operation and maintenance
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of tractor engines and transmissions systems
  2. Demonstrate a range of workshop skills with due regard to workshop health and safety.
  3. Operate and maintain tractors
  4. Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Engine systems and how they operate. Working principles of 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines. Working principles of tractor transmission and hydraulic systems. Safety and legal requirements for tractors used on public roads.
Acquire a range of safety procedures and workshop skills to enable the learner to complete tractor and other machinery maintenance tasks. Develop the ability to safely attach an implement and operate a tractor with/ without a loader. Enable the learner to apply safe manual handling techniques when working
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Written assessment on tractor engines and transmission systems 1 20.00 0 0 Week 8 0
Continuous Assessment Correct Manual Handling Skills 4 20.00 0 0 Week 4 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Workshop skills needed for maintenance and repair of farm machinery 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Every Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,4 40.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Agricultural mechanisation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Ag mechination and workshop skills 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • O Connor, .Ryan, M. Ryan,T 2009, Tractor Maintenance, 2nd Ed., Teagasc Ireland [ISBN: M00309]
  • Hanlon, J 2011, Tractor Operation, Teagasc [ISBN: TO111]
  • O Connor,V; Ryan,T; Ryan,M 2007, Workshop Skills, 2nd Ed., Teagasc Ireland [ISBN: M00107]
  • Maher, J. et al 2006, Safety on the Farm, Teagasc
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bell, P. et al 2003, Tractor Driving, Teagasc
  • Ryan, M..et al 1995, Machinery Workshop Skills, Teagasc
  • O Connor, V. et al 2004, Tractor Maintenance, Teagasc
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_SAGRI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture 1 Mandatory
DK_SAGRI_C Higher Certificate in Science in Agriculture 1 Mandatory