- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
MEng Electronic Engineering
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Microcontroller Engineering I
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Microcontrollers are the basic building blocks for embedded systems and IoT.
This unit provides a low-level understanding on how microcontroller work and an appreciation of the architectural decisions made in designing them.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Digital System Design I||EEEN10131||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.
The course unit aims to:
Provide an understanding of the architecture, programming and interfacing of microcontrollers, using the Microchip PIC18F8722 as a specific example.
On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Teaching and learning methods
Lectures with hands-on learning activities, both in lab and independently by the student. Blackboard quizzes for formative feedback. In lab assessments for formative and summative feedback. Worksheets, questions, formative tests, and worked examples throughout the unit. Blackboard used for announcements, quizzes, and electronic versions of: handbooks, lectures slides, past papers and laboratory materials.
Practical exam. Calculators are not permitted. - 1 Hour - 20%
Written exam - 60%
5 formative feedback quizzes. Open book. - 20 Minutes each
In lecture formative tests. - 40 Minutes each
Mock written exam. - 40 Minutes
Mock practical exam. - 1 Hour
Coursework: Three in-laboratory assessments. Open book. - 1 Hour each - 20%
Two course handbooks
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|Practical classes & workshops||20|
|Independent study hours|
|Frank Podd||Unit coordinator|