Irrigation automation and management in farming, athletic facilities, and gardens represents an important field of work for advancing the skills attained in this program. Today, this is a growing area where automation affords significant energy savings (electricity and water), although management by qualified personnel is required.
This course describes the generic aspects of automation of farm irrigation facilities, sports facilities and gardens.
It indicates and describes electronic technology for automation of irrigation and the most common elements used for these purposes.
The continuous technological advancement makes automation of processes is paramount in the modernization of irrigation and installations. The use of these technologies is water savings and best utilization, shining directly into increased yields and decreased costs of water consumption.
It is an application field of growing interest for the management of water resources and energy required by society.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Capacity for continuous improvement, experimentation and innovation.
- Capacity for teamwork and the leadership of Human Resources.
- Ability to solve problems.
- Ability to apply knowledge in practice.
- Critical and analytical capacity in the relevant specialty area.
- Capacity for evaluation, optimization, and comparison of criteria for decision making.
- Communication skills and knowledge transfer in environments of experts and nonexperts.
- Know the tools needed for assessing component selection strategies.
- Understand the operation of control systems.
- Identify the most appropriate solutions in the management of natural resources.
- Appropriately choose and describe the fundamental components of an automation and remote control system.
- Apply the most appropriate methodology for managing water and energy.
- Develop organizational control systems and facilities management.
- Learn the best methods for the development of automation and remote control devices.
- Perform design automation and remote facilities.
- Acquire skills to advise legal, scientific and technical projects of automation and remote.
- Acquire skills to write technical documentation projects of automation and remote control.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Identify the specifics of farm irrigation systems, gardens and sports facilities.
- Know the key design automation of a farm irrigation system, gardens and sports facilities.
- Describe the key components of a system automation and remote
- Apply knowledge to automation projects.
- Using wastewater to irrigate gardens and sports facilities.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Project-based learning: Realization of a project to solve a problem, applying acquired learning and promoting abilities related to planning, design, performing activities, and reaching conclusions.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- The performance achieved by the student in learning the subject will be assessed by:
- Consideration of theoretical knowledge (40% of grade) consists of a single written test questions (30 to 50), with penalty trial: three questions wrong penalize a well. The minimum score required for averaging the rating of this review with the other test score is 4 out of 10.
- Consideration of practical (60% of grade), based on the activities performed. The minimum score required for averaging the rating of this review with the other test score is 4 out of 10.