2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
15 creditsClass Size: 250
Module manager: Dr. Marco Califano
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2023/24
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe aim of this module is to develop competency in computer programming, using both Matlab and the C programming language.
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.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Introduction to programming – basic program structures, generic program constructs and logic
Flowcharts and pseudocode
Introduction to C: C-variable types, program constructs, input-output instructions, arrays, functions
Program design, debugging and testing
Matlab: introduction to Matlab
Matlab commands & built-in functions
Programming in Matlab
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||16.00|
|Private study hours||116.00|
|Total Contact hours||18.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyStudents 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 FeedbackStudents 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Class Test 1||30.00|
|In-course Assessment||Class Test 2||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||60.00|
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.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S1)||3 hr 00 mins||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||40.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 20/10/2023 14:22:15
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