CT4024: The Fundamentals of Technology & Electronics


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CT4024: The Fundamentals of Technology & Electronics

Module Title The Fundamentals of Technology & Electronics
Module Code CT4024
Module Tutor David Plummer
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module provides opportunity to explore the basic principles and the application of engineering and electronic principles for product design, including reverse engineering. In addition, it also provides an opportunity to develop interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware. Students are assumed to have no background in programming.

Indicative Syllabus

The module covers the basic engineering, and programming principles where examples are provided of how these have been applied in existing designs. The students will be provided with the opportunity to create, test and evaluate their own design solutions using the principles taught, within the context of product design.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply basic engineering principles statics and dynamics in the context of product design,
  2. Comprehend the principles of energy and power,
  3. Have an appreciation of basic thermo fluid dynamics,
  4. Have an appreciation of basic electronics.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of basic electronic hardware such as micro controller and sensors,
  6. Develop basic interactive programs, taking inputs from sensors and controlling a variety of physical outputs such as lights and speakers.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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