Module Title:   System Design Group Project

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0232D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr. R.W. Clarke

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr R.A. Halliwell

Prerequisite(s):   CM-0133L

Corequisite(s):   None

i) To develop knowledge of engineering design principles and to be able to evaluate design problems, and understand the issues and skills required for successful design solutions.
Ii) To gain knowledge of embedded system design and programming
Iii) To develop the interpersonal and time management skills required for team working
Iv) To develop laboratory work documentation and presentation skills.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Laboratory based practical work working in small teams, supported by specialist seminars. The assessment consists of demonstrations, logbook, reports and a final presentation. Supplementary assessment: repair deficiency in original assessment, or repeat module with attendance if necessary.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   64.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

LO1) review knowledge from various subject areas and combine it to solve a design problem.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

LO2) successfully undertake a small group design project through all stages from concept to customer acceptance.
LO3) demonstrate skill in programming and application of embedded systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

LO4) demonstrate the team working, time management and documentation skills required for industry type engineering projects.

  Coursework   40%
  Portfolio of practical work assessed in laboratory session
  Coursework   45%
  Portfolio of written work including lab reports and logbook
  Presentation   15%
  Group PowerPoint presentation 15 minutes

Outline Syllabus:
Design models: Top-down design. Bottom-up design. Designing for testing and manufacture. Design life cycle: Requirements capture and specification. Outline design specification. Role of research. Detailed design. Design of tests. Bread-boarding and prototyping. Implementation of manufacture. Unit testing. System testing. Transfer and installation. Maintenance. Quality control in design and manufacture. Concept of quality. Relation to design life cycle. Role of computers in design. Application of design concepts in group-based design, make and test projects. WEEE, RoHS, recycling and sustainability.

Version No:  1