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EG3579: ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING DESIGN (2014-2015)

Last modified: 26 Jun 2014 14:37


Course Overview

This course provides design, analysis and control of digital systems (hardware/Software) through practical implementation. This course involves three practical design projects. Each project relates with practical applications encounters in our daily life. In each project students learn how to combine available tools to produce the complete result. The theoretical aspects of the course are placed in an illustrative context through these design-and-build activities. The course begins with a discussion of different sensors commonly employed by the industry. These include sensors such as infrared, ultrasound, temperature sensors, and magnetic sensors to measure rotational speed. ‚Äč

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
  • Dr Khaled Ahmed

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

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

Course includes:

1. Project 1 (Sensors to outputs): review of digital electronics; comparison of digital and analogue systems; review of Microcontrollers and embedded systems; Integrating components to form real-world systems: high and low level languages; programming in C; Simple programs and expected inputs and outputs; arithmetic operators, logical expressions and conditional statements; Architecture of programmable systems; set up inputs and outputs to the microcontroller; read sensors and send a digital output; multiple-sensors microcontroller based operation. (4 lectures)

2. Project 2 (Actuators): serial interfacing control interfacing; opto-coupler and DC motors; understanding a simple but complete hardware design; power supply and clock generation; H-bridge and motion direction control; switch DC motor ON/OFF with input from a push button; DC motor control by using input sensors; PWM control. (4 lectures)

3. Project 3 (Automation): Examples of digital and analogue applications in an engineering context; design and build hardware and software for a given practical project; basic control implementation; using sensors to drive the control process; advanced multi-sensors control. (4 lectures)

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


Assessment

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment based on the laboratory/design exercises (100%). Resit: Students who fail (less than CAS 9) and 'No Paper' for all assessments will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity.

Formative Assessment

The continuous assessment will include 3 different projects, and each project will be assessed separately.

a) Students can receive feedback on their progress within the Course on request at the regular class sessions.

b) An individual feedback on assignment is given two weeks after the submission date.

c) Towards the end of the course, there will be tutorial sessions dedicated solely to feedback on project, and it will be available on MyAberdeen.

d) Students requesting feedback on their project performance should make an appointment during the half session.

Feedback

Marked submissions (typically via MyAberdeen) will be returned to the students promptly, including feedback on the laboratory exercises. Whole-class feedback and solutions to past assignment or exams are provided via MyAberdeen.

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