Full Title:Project B - Semester 6
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:53482
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Project will consist of an individual 15-week Project in Semester 6.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Take a methodical approach to the solution of electronic engineering problems.
  2. Gather and assess technical information in a systematic manner.
  3. Use industry standard ECAD design tools and processes.
  4. Select and use appropriate electronic instrumentation and techniques for fault-finding and performance testing of electronic hardware and software.
  5. Develop and conduct experiments that test electronic hardware and to analyse and interpret the data gathered during these experiments.
  6. Write technical reports that document the work that they undertook during the projects.
  7. Use communications tools to illustrate the work undertaken during Project.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
15 Week Project
The learner will undertake a semester (15-week) long project in the area of their chosen specialization. Some examples of possible projects are: Simulation, construction, testing and documentation of a microcontroller based control system. Simulation, construction, testing and documentation of a microcontroller based measurement system. Control of a robot arm using a USB data acquisition card, LABVIEW and a PC. Simulation, construction, testing and documentation of a PLC controlled mechatronic system. Simulation, construction, testing and documentation of NiCad battery charging circuit with over-voltage protection. Simulation, construction, testing and documentation of a programmable NiCad battery charger. A microcontroller based system for recording wind speed and direction. An open-source energy monitoring system. A solar tracker control system for a solar panel. Simulation, testing and documentation of a digital signal processing system. Simulation, testing, layout and documentation of a simple analog IC. Simulation, construction, testing, layout and documentation of a FPGA based system IC.
Learning and Teaching Methods
The learning will take place in a specially assigned laboratory which is fully equipped for the purpose of delivering final year technical assignments and projects. All necessary computer hardware, test equipment, development boards, software and other resources needed for learning to take place will be provided in this laboratory space. Each learner will be provided with access to their own individual PC for the duration of the Technical Assignments A module. There will be 6 hours of lecturer time allocated for practical/tutorial sessions per week for this Module. This hours allocation will appear as one day per week for Project on the Learners timetable. Lecturers involved in the supervision of these technical assignments will be timetabled accordingly so that they can be present in the laboratory to supervise the technical assignment in question and to help the learner to complete their technical assignment and to clarify any technical issues that arise during the course of the assignment. However, as the technical assignment will involve a lot of self-study and directed reading on behalf of the learner, work in excess of timetabled hours will be expected from the learner.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project The Learner will undertake a Semester (15-Week) long Project in the area of their chosen specialisation. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 0
Written Report Detailed Technical Report written to defined standard. 6,7 20.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 0
Presentation A technical presentation on the assignment or project by the learner. 7 10.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation A practical demonstration of the project in its final state. 1,4,5 10.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 0
Portfolio Engineering Notebook, Data Sheets and other technical material collated during Project together with a Summary Poster. 2,7 20.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.
Reassessment Description
Student must re-attend to meet Learning Outcomes of Project Module.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Development, Construction, Testing Project 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Sourcing Technical Information for Project 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Design, Devlopment of Hardware/Software 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Peatman J. B., Design with PIC Microcontrollers, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0137592590]
  • Bishop R. H., LabVIEW 8 Student Edition, Pearson [ISBN: 0131999184]
  • John Nussey 2013, Arduino for Dummies, 1 Ed., Wiley England [ISBN: 978118446379]
  • Pong P. Chu 2008, FPGA Prototyping by VHDL, 1 Ed., Wiley - Interscience [ISBN: 9780470185315]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 6 Elective