Monitoring & Programming

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Technological project work (P0)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Purpose
One of the most fundamental capabilities any electronics and computer Engineer must possess is the ability to construct functionality that allows a computer to interact with its surroundings. Through the 1st semester project, the students shall acquire basic knowledge within electronics and computer engineering through practical and theoretical work. The project takes its starting point in a problem of relevance to society or industry; the problem is then broken down into smaller, more manageable sub-problems and analysed for the purpose of defining a relevant technical problem formulation, which can be solved via theories and methods related to micro-processor- or PC- based systems. The solution shall encompass an electronic system containing (at least) a programmable electronic computing device, which is able to measure signals from its surroundings via selected sensors and process them in some digital form.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have understanding of basic electronic systems and their interaction with their surroundings
  • Must have basic insight into concepts such as signals, sensors, actuators and micro-processors
  • Shall have sufficient insight into technological and social issues to enable them to pinpoint relevant problems that can be solved by technical means
  • Shall have knowledge about common processes in extensive, problem-oriented projects
  • Shall be able to explain and clarify theories and methods used in the project   

Skills

  • Given a socially relevant problem, must be able to identify relevant requirements to a technical solution, product or similar
  • Must be able to follow a relevant method for structured development in the project, including formulation and analysis of the problem, define a requirement specification and divide the problem into sub-problems that can be resolved separately
  • Shall be able to utilize the selected sensors and actuators for data collection and interaction with an electronic system and its surroundings as well
  • Shall be able to formulate and solve technical problems via algorithms and be able to implement algorithms in a micro-processor or similar programmable device 
  • Shall be able to analyse and evaluate their own utilization of taught theories and methods
  • Shall be able to document and present the knowledge and skills outlined above, using correct terminology, in writing as well as orally   
  • Shall be able to analyse and evaluate their own learning processes using relevant methods
  • Shall be able to plan and carry out an extensive group project in collaboration with a supervisor

Competences

  • Shall understand the general concept of a system, in particular pertaining to electronic systems interacting with their surroundings
  • Shall be able to assume responsibility for their own learning processes during an extensive group project, as well as generalize and interpret the experience acquired
  • Shall be able to plan, structure, carry out, and reflect upon a project that starts from a socially or industrially relevant problem, in which electronic systems and information technology is an important element, individually as well as in groups.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 10 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 300 hours for the student

Exam

Exams

Name of examMonitoring & Programming
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS10
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Additional information

Project (P1) on 1st Semester Electronics and Computer Engineering (BSc).

Facts about the module

Danish titleOvervågning og programmering
Module codeN-ED-B1-2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS10
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science