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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC2645 Embedded Systems Project

20 creditsClass Size: 170

Module manager: Dr. Craig Evans

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2020-21. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) the Online Learning Workshops. For Semester 2 (from January 2021), we anticipate that this will be most likely, in which case online teaching will be substituted for traditional face-to-face teaching methods, including lectures and practical classes. ‘Independent online learning’ will involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or remote/virtual laboratory work, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of Online Learning Workshops, are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.


The objectives of this module are for students to further develop their C++ programming skills and learn more advanced software engineering and embedded software techniques. Additionally students will complete an individual project in order to develop their soft skills.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Write, compile, run and de-bug complex C++ programs using appropriate software engineering techniques.
2. Implement advanced embedded software techniques on a microcontroller.
3. Implement advanced embedded software techniques on a microcontroller.
4. Demonstrate initiative, independent learning, creativity, problem-solving, time management and project management skills.
5. Present their work in an effective manner.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Software engineering principles
Object-oriented programming in C++
C++ standard libraries
Advanced embedded Software techniques
Serial communication protocols

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning161.0016.00
Independent online learning hours64.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading learning resources; Completing online quizzes; Writing and debugging software; Revision for the test; Project work; Preparing oral presentation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Online quizzes provide weekly formative feedback. Discussions with staff during timetabled laboratory sessions also provide opportunities for students to request formative feedback.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 115.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 225.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 325.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 435.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:35:35


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