Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC5681M Programming

15 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Dr. Marco Califano
Email: m.califano@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is mutually exclusive with

ELEC5685

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2021-22. 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) any online activities/sessions. Where learning activities are scheduled to take place on campus, it may be possible and/or necessary for some students to join these sessions remotely. Some of the listed contact hours may also be optional surgeries. Students will be provided with full information about the arrangements for all of these activities by the module staff at the beginning of the teaching semester.‘Independent online learning’ may involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or mini-projects, 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 sessions are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.Where assessments are shown as Online Time-Limited Assessments, the durations shown are indicative only. The actual time permitted for individual assessments will be confirmed prior to the assessments taking place.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to develop competency in computer programming, using both Matlab and the C programming language.

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

1. Use the Matlab interface and tools, interpret Matlab syntax and write Matlab scripts to accomplish specific numerical tasks.
2. Read and write programs in the C programming language and design programs to accomplish specific engineering tasks.



Syllabus

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Matlab: introduction to Matlab
Matlab commands & built-in functions
Introduction to programming – basic program structures, generic program constructs and logic
Flowcharts and pseudocode
Programming in Matlab
Introduction to C: C-variable types, program constructs, input-output instructions, arrays, functions
Program design, debugging and testing

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning21.002.00
On-line Learning82.0016.00
Independent online learning hours22.00
Private study hours110.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 00 mins20.00
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 00 mins25.00
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 00 mins25.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/06/2021 16:47:30

Disclaimer

Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019