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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC2645 Embedded Systems Project

20 creditsClass Size: 160

Module manager: Dr. Tim Amsdon

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

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module


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 consolidate their learning and develop a range of project skills.

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

1. Write, compile, run and de-bug C++ programs using standard programming techniques.
2. Implement a range of embedded software techniques on a microcontroller.
3. Manage an embedded systems design project requiring initiative, creativity, problem-solving, time-management and project-management skills.
4. Communicate the results of a technical project in various forms with specialist and non-specialist audiences.


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
Independent online learning hours44.00
Private study hours113.00
Total Contact hours43.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentClass Test 120.00
In-course AssessmentCoursework 130.00
In-course AssessmentCoursework 250.00
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: 29/04/2024 16:13:30


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