CT4013: Introduction to Physical Computing and Programming


Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

CT4013: Introduction to Physical Computing and Programming

Module Title Introduction to Physical Computing and Programming
Module Code CT4013
Module Tutor Ahsan Ikram
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description This module provides opportunity to develop interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware. The systems will take input from a variety of sensors and control a variety of physical outputs such as lights and speakers. Students are assumed to have no background in programming.
Indicative Syllabus Students on this module will have the opportunity to explore both physical computing and programming concepts. This will include Micro controller, various physical sensors, such as light, audio & temperature and ultrasonic, C, Arduino.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of basic electronic hardware such as micro controller and sensors,
  2. Explain programming language constructs,
  3. Develop interactive programs, taking inputs from sensors and controlling a variety of physical outputs such as lights and speakers,
  4. Apply skills relevant for academic progression and career development within the sector.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide)
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.