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INTR6017 - Electronic Systems Programming

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Title:Electronic Systems Programming
Long Title:Electronic Systems Programming
Module Code:INTR6017
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: PATRICK COGAN
Module Description: This module introduces high level language programming with a particular emphasis on the design of code for electronic engineering systems. Students will develop the fundamental skills required to produce software solutions for engineering projects involving the manipulation of hardware and communication with external systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop structured programs to solve given tasks using the full range of statements in a high level programming language.
LO2 Use debugging techniques, simulators and emulators to test and debug software solutions.
LO3 Use serial communication to interface with external electronic modules.
LO4 Produce documented and ethical code using accepted best practice in the electronics industry.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Interface Programming module
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to C
Origins of C, why C is relevant to the field of electronic engineering, typical program structure, introduction to a typical C development system, compiling, debugging etc. Data types in C, storage classes, input and output functions, operators; arithmetic, relational and bitwise, type casting, ‘size of’ operator
C Language
if, for, while, do while, break, continue, switch. Functions, macros, scope of variables, variable classes, arrays and strings. Arrays, pointers, structures, unions, dynamic memory allocation.Using files in C
Serial communication
Interfacing with external electronic devices and modules using serial communication.
Code documentation
Documenting code, algorithms and flow charts.
Ethical issues in software development
Standards expected of an engineer developing software including copyright, licensing and ethical issues such as reverse engineering and failing to address known bugs. Industry best practice.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Programming in lab while observing industry best practice and the IEEE software engineering code of ethics. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Every Week
Project Assignment to implement a simple software solution including appropriate documentation of code while observing industry best practice and coding ethics. 1,2,4 20.0 Week 7
Project Design the software to implement a solution to a given problem including documentation using accepted best practice while observing industry best practice and coding ethics. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Programming while observing industry best practice and coding ethics. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes, resources, preparation for assessment deliverables. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Programming while observing industry best practice and coding ethics. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes, resources, preparation for assessment deliverables. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mike McGrath 2012, C Programming In Easy Steps 4th Edition, 4 Ed., In Easy Steps [ISBN: 1840785446, ISBN-13: 978-1840785449]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Greg Perry, Dean Miller 2013, C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide, 3 Ed., QUE [ISBN: 0789751984, ISBN-13: 978-0789751980]
  • Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie 1988, The C programming language, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [ISBN: 0-131-10362-8]
  • K N King 2008, C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2 Ed., W. W. Norton & Co. [ISBN: 0393979504, ISBN-13: 978-0393979503]
  • Jaeschke, R 2000, C: The Complete Reference, Osborne McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 0072121246]
  • Kochan, Stephen 2004, Programming in C, Sams [ISBN: 0672326663, ISBN-13: 978-0672326660]
  • Andrew Johnson 2017, C Clearly - Programming with C in Linux and on Raspberry Pi, 1 Ed., CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781973911814]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EELES_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering Sept 2021 3 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 3 Mandatory

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