The module provides a first attempt to translate a problem into a technical solution. An understanding of the relevant programming/software, electronic and mechanical designs to create a functional solution centred around a microcontroller will be developed. Design skills will be applied to define and fabricate the physical solution informed by the original requirement. An understanding of the fundamentals of programming, electronic and mechanical aspects is assumed and the module proceeds via lectures, workshops and labs supported by supervision and technical advice. It is designed to give practical experience of the concepts introduced in the lectures of the prerequisite modules.
Total contact hours: 50
Private study hours: 100
Total study hours: 150
Autumn and Spring
Method of assessment
Main Assessment Method
• 10 supervisions each 3 hours effort at 2% (20%):
• 3 assignments each 6 hours effort at 15% (45%);
• 2 professional practice assignments each 2 hours effort at 2.5% (5%);
• One logbook assessment (10%)
• Project demonstration (20%)
• Storey, Neil, Electronics A Systems Approach (6th Edition), Pearson, 2017
• Floyd, Thomas, Electronics fundamentals: circuits, devices and applications (8th edition), Pearson 2013
• Horowitz, Paul and Hill, Winfield, The Art of Electronics (3rd Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2015
• Sangwine, S, Electronic Components and Technology, (3rd Edition), CRC Press, 2017
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. plan the progress of a small project;
2. abstract a design challenge to a technical solution;
3. realize a system through the integration of hardware and software;
4. apply fundamental construction techniques relating to a small engineering project.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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