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ELTR6028 - Electronic System Test

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Title:Electronic System Test
Long Title:Electronic System Test
Module Code:ELTR6028
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Electronic Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: OLIVER GOUGH
Module Description: This course will introduce students to the testing and verification of electronic circuits and systems. It will also provide them with practical experience in the use of common test instruments. It will enable them to make an informed decision as to the best method of taking a range of measurements.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the international standards relevant to releasing a product to market, ensuring its safety and functionality and outline the ranges of tests necessary before this can be done.
LO2 Define essential terms associated with test and measurement systems - accuracy, precision, repeatability, sensitivity, resolution, range.
LO3 Analyse and present the requirements needed to implement a measurement system for a particular application.
LO4 Describe the theory of operation of instruments designed to analyze signals in the time domain and be able to specify instrumentation requirements based on application domains.
LO5 Describe, implement and report on the development of computerised test interfaces using automated testing software.
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).

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
International Standards
European and international standards applicable to electronic products. CE mark. Emissions. Standards and tests necessary for product release to market.
Measurement Principles
Measurement units and Standards organisations. Introduction to measurement terms such as precision, accuracy, calibration , etc.
Electronic Instrumentation
Theory and practice of operation of widely used instruments designed to measure in the time domain – e.g. multimeter, digital storage oscilloscope.
Sensors and Signal Conditioning
Op Amp circuits for sensor interfacing. ADCs and sampling. Typical sensor devices.
Digital measurements.
Theory and practice of operation of instruments designed to measure digital signals - e.g. logic analyzer.
Computerized and networked instruments.
Commonly-used, computer-based instrumentation systems and automated validation software (e.g. LabVIEW/TestStand).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory based exercises using a range of instruments - both stand alone and computer based. Short Reports (3-4 pages) on each exercise. 2,3,4,5 50.0 Every Week
Presentation Present a students research on a test engineering topic of current interest including the impact of international standards on the testing requirements and goals. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 9
Project Develop a test system using laboratory instrumentation and Labview/TestStand or similar development environment. Demonstrate the system and submit a project report (8-10 pages) 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 13
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
Lecture Class based theory, discussion, and problem solving. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory measurement exercises and Automated Test System Development. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of theory. Practical Preparation, Project Work and Related research 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based theory, discussion, and problem solving. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Laboratory measurement exercises and Automated Test System Development. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of theory. Practical preparation, Project Work and Related research 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
  • Alan Morris, Reza Langari 2020, Measurement and Instrumentation: Theory and Application, 3rd Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-012817141]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kim H. Pries, Jon M. Quigley 2010, Testing Complex and Embedded Systems, CRC Press [ISBN: 978-14398214]
  • Matteo Sonza Reorda, Zebo Peng, Massimo Violante 2005, System-level Test and Validation of Hardware/Software Systems, Springer-Verlag London [ISBN: 978-1-84628-1]
  • Robert A. Witte 2002, Electronic Test Instruments: Analog and Digital Measurements, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 978-013066830]
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 4 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 4 Mandatory

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