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EG3576: COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING 1 (2014-2015)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2014 14:12


Course Overview

A short course teaching fundamentals of digital communications engineering. The course focuses on remote control of equipment using a serial communication bus.  Starts with a description of the data received from a GPS device (to identify location and time), then studies the Digital Multiplex (DMX) control bus (a standard in the live entertainment industry) followed by Remote Device Management (RDM) and the Controller Area Network (CAN). Teaching and tutorials will be supported by demonstrations of actual equipment and by a corresponding set of practical laboratory exercises that each student must complete. Accessible to students of computer science and electrical/electronic engineering.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Godred Fairhurst

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Engineering (EG) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering (Studied) or Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Erasmus (Studied) or Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Iss (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Civil) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil with European Studies) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil with Management) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Structural) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil & Structural Eng w Europ Std (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Environmental) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil & Environmental E w Europ Std (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Mechanical) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with European Studies) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical with Management) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Euro Studs (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with Oil & Gas Studies) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Eng w Materials (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electrical and Electronic) (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Elec & Elec with Eur Stud) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic w Eur Stud (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electr'cs w Communications) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electronic Eng'g wth Communications (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electr'ncs w Comp Soft Eng) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Eng with Management (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Eng w Man't (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical and Electrical) (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

By the end of the course students should:
A: have knowledge and understanding of: wireline transmission of digital data using time division multiplexing and control busses packet-based multiplexing and data transmission. Understanding of how microprocessors can be used to control real-world equipment.
B: have gained intellectual skills so that they are able to: understand the application and importance of digital communications techniques (especially point-to-multipoint transmission).
C: have gained practical skills so that they are able to: understand tools for examining digital transmission waveforms and use of typical equipment for remote control.
D: have gained or improved transferable skills so that they are able to: present the results of lab analysis.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to candidates who follow and approved Engineering degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Elec & Elec with Eur Stud)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Eng w Man't
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Electronic & Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Electronic Eng'g wth Communications

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%); continuous assessment (10%) Resit: 1 three hour written examination (90%) + 10% continuous assessment (from 1st attempt)* * Laboratory assessment will not be repeated for resit examinations.

Formative Assessment

Students must provide written notes for their laboratory assesment. The requirements and date for submission of the written material will be provided to students as a part of the laboratory notes.

Feedback

a)Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial/feedback sessions and at the design lab sessions b)Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

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