# Computer Science and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

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#### Year One Compulsory Modules

• ##### Electrical Circuits & Systems (ELEC142)
Level 1 15 Whole Session 90:10 To become familiar with a range of circuit analytical techniques.To be able to apply the most appropriate technique for a given circuit.To understand and be able to analyse transient phenomena in circuits containing reactive elements.To understand the basic principles of operational amplifiers and analyse circuits containing them.To introduce students to AC circuits.To provide a method for AC circuit analysis for fixed frequency supplies.To extend the AC circuit analysis for variable frequency circuits (ie simple filters).To extend the analysis from passive frequency dependent circuits to active circuits. (LO1) Understand Ohms Law and other fundamental principals(LO2) Understand how circuits can be simplified using resistor combinations(LO3) Understand the difference between real and ideal components(LO4) Understand how to apply advanced circuit analysis techniques  (Nodal Analysis, Superposition, thevenin and Norton theorems) to  solve simple DC and AC circuit problems.(S1) On successful completion of a module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning, problem solving and design skills.(S2) On successful completion of a module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: Use of CAE tools for designing and simulating analogue systems, to determine the frequency response of simple active filter circuits, to analyse and present results, to provide interpretation of those results.(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate: Competence in solving d.c. circuit problems using a number of techniques, ability to recognise the most appropriate solution technique for solving any given problem, competence in solving simple transient circuit problems, an appreciation of the difficulties associated with solving transient problems involving more than one reactive component, convert from time to phasor domain quantities and back to the time domain, analyse simple ac circuits with phasor to calculate current, voltage and impedance, calculate RMS and average quantities, calculate the conditions for maximum power transfer in ac circuit.(S4) On successful completion of the module the student is expected to have: An understanding of the basic laws of electrical circuit theory and how they are applied, an understanding of operational amplifier systems, understanding of the transformation voltages and currents from the time domain in to the phasor domain, knowledge of the concept of phasors and the approach to solving ac circuits, knowledge of transfer function for simple filter circuits, understanding an ideal operational amplifier and simple active circuits, knowledge of bode plots and their meaning.
• ##### Digital & Integrated Electronics Design (ELEC143)
Level 1 15 Second Semester 60:40 This module aims to provide students with knowledge of: number systems such as binary, hexadecimal and BCD, laws of Boolean Algebra, basic design methods for combinational and sequential logic circuits, operation of various silicon electronic devices, to provide students with the opportunity to understand the basic principles of silicon microelectronics design, introduce the subject in the frame of reference of basic design and problem solving, to develop practical skills in the handling and measurement of components and to increase the confidence of the student in undertaking material with a strong analytical and engineering content. (LO1) Understanding of number systems such as binary, hexadecimal and BCD(LO2) Knowledge of the laws of Boolean Algebra(LO3) Knowledge of basic design methods for combinational and sequential logic circuits(LO4) Understanding of the application of the physical laws of semiconductor to practicle silicon electronic devices such as diodes and transistors(LO5) Familiarity of the common design rules for development of layouts for the silicon devices and simple circuits(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: independent learning; problem solving and design skills.(S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline -specific practical skills: designing and debugging digital circuits; the handling and measurement of components.(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: design combination logic circuits with up to 4 inputs; analyse and to design simple sequential logic circuits; an ability to design a simple MOS circuit including tolerance and feature sizes.(S4) After successful completion of the module, the student should have: a knowledge of basic design methods for combinational and sequential logic circuits; an understanding of number systems such as binary, hexadecimal, BCD; a knowledge of the laws of Boolean algebra; an understanding of how the physical laws of semiconduction apply to practical diodes and transistors; an appreciation of why certain materials are used in devices; a familiarity with common designs of devices, and simple MOS circuits.
• ##### Electronic Circuits (ELEC104)
Level 1 15 Whole Session 80:20 To introduce students to fundamental understanding of electronic devices (diodes and transistors). To show how diodes and transistors are used in amplifier and switching circuits. (LO1) Students will be able to show knowledge and understanding of the behaviour, important properties and applications of diodes and transistors.(LO2) Students will have the ability to understand and apply equivalent circuit representations of diodes and transistors.(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of circuit biasing, the role of decoupling capacitors and the performance of some commonly used configurations and their practical significance.(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key transferable skills: independent learning; circuit analysis; problem solving and design skills.(S2) After successful completion of the module, the student should have the following practical skills: an ability to determine device properties from characteristics; an ability to calculate the output voltage and regulation of simple rectifier and stabiliser circuits; an ability to perform simple analysis of circuits containing bipolar and MOS transistors; an ability to construct and test simple transistor circuits.(S3) On successful completion of the module, the student should have the following intellectual abilities: ability to analyse simple transistor circuit; ability to determine components to meet a specification; ability to design an AC common emitter amplifier(S4) On successful completion of the module, the student should have: an understanding of: the behaviour, important properties and applications of diodes and transistors; an understanding of: equivalent circuit representations of diodes and transistors; an understanding of circuit biasing, the role of decoupling capacitors and the performance of some commonly used circuit configurations and their practical significance.
• ##### Engineering Skills (ELEC171)
Level 1 15 Whole Session 0:100 This module covers the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary to use industrial/commercial windows-based software applications. It also attempts to create new knowledge and understanding of electrical engineering principles. On completion of the module, a student is expected to know and understand: How to structure a scientific report or presentation, the key aspects of using the formulae, functions and charts, the opportunities presented in MATLAB for solving complex mathematical problems, how to connect basic measuring equipment to electronic circuits, the operating principles of an Oscilloscope, the key aspects of microcontroller functionality and programming, the basic principles of electromagnetism, the functionality of software tools for circuit design and testing, the properties of diodes, the operating principle of power generators and electrical motors, the procedure to be followed for successfully completing an electrical engineering project, the main sustainability practical and legal issues to come into force in the near future Error analysis, systematic and random errors. (E1) Reflecting on experiences, reflecting on goals and objectives, building a reflective habit and building self-awareness through reflection.(E2) Assess and compare personal skills and attributes to identify development needs.(LO1) Have enhanced and harmonised IT skills with relation to: university computer network; technical report writing; data analysis; creation and delivery of presentations; engineering spreadsheet analysis.(LO2) Be creative in design, be able to evaluate results and synthesise knowledge.(LO3) Know how to complete individual work and be a valuable team member.(LO4) Recognise the basic building blocks of electrical circuits.  (LO5) Know how to use basic measuring equipment and design software.(LO6) Correlate theory in textbooks with its practical applications.(LO7) Design and construct an electronic product.(LO8) To provide an appreciation of electrical engineers responsibilities in the context of sustainable development.(LO9) To solve mathematically oriented problems by wiring simple programmes in MATLAB.(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: troubleshooting; independent learning; problem solving and design skills; practical application (engineering) of basic knowledge; be a reliable group member and keep updated portfolio.(S2) In order to realise the module aims, the student should develop the following skills: use of a soldering kit to assemble a functional device on an electrical board according to a circuit diagram; measure resistance, current and voltage in an electrical circuit; design and test an electrical circuit using PC software; build and test simple logic circuits; determine transistor characteristics experimentally and use them to build common amplifiers; use diodes to rectify current and perform simple logic functions- use an oscilloscope to measure and compare signals as well as their superposition; learn the main distributors of electronic components and know the process for ordering items; be able to apply the taught methodology to identify the key sustainable development impacts of a product or process and determine areas for design improvements.
• ##### Object-oriented Programming (COMP122)
Level 1 15 Second Semester 0:100 To develop understanding of object-oriented software methodology, in theory and practice. To further develop sound principles in software design and software development. To understand basic concepts of software testing principles and software version control systems. (LO1) Describe object hierarchy structure and how to design such a hierarchy of related classes.(LO2) Describe the concept of object polymorphism in theory and demonstrate this concept in practice.(LO3) Design and code iterators for collection-based data management.(LO4) Design simple unit tests using appropriate software tools.(LO5) Demonstrate concepts of event-driven programming and be able to design simple GUI to demonstrate this understanding.(LO6) Identify and describe the task and issues involved in the process of developing interactive products for people, and the techniques used to perform these tasks.(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report Writing(S2) Time and project management - Personal organisation(S3) Critical thinking and problem-solving - Critical analysis(S4) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts
• ##### Introduction to Programming (COMP101)
Level 1 15 First Semester 0:100 To introduce concepts and principles of problem solving by computer, and the construction of appropriate algorithms for the solution of problems. To demonstrate the principles underlying the design of high level programming languages. To give students experience and confidence in the use of a high level programming language to implement algorithms. (LO1) Be able to implement, compile, test and run programmes, to address a particular software problem.(LO2) Understand how to include arithmetic operators and constants in a program.(LO3) Be able to make use of libraries.(LO4) Demonstrate the ability to employ various types of selection constructs in a program.(LO5) Demonstrate the ability to employ repetition constructs in a program.(LO6) Be able to employ a hierarchy of libraries/modules to provide a solution to a given set of requirements.(LO7) Demonstrate the ability to use simple data structures like arrays in a program.(LO8) Specific learning outcomes are listed above. General learning outcomes: An understanding of the principles and practice of program analysis and design in the construction of robust, maintainable programs which satisfy their requirements; A competence to design, write, compile, test and execute straightforward programs using a high level language; An appreciation of the principles of procedural programming; An awareness of the need for a professional approach to design and the importance of good documentation to the finished programs.(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing(S2) Time and project management - Personal organisation(S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis(S4) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts
• ##### Programming Language Paradigms (COMP105)
Level 1 15 First Semester 0:100 To introduce the functional programming paradigm, and to compare and contrastit with the imperative programming paradigm. To explore the common techniques that are employed to solve problems in a functional way. (LO1) Describe the imperative and functional programming paradigms including the differences between them.(LO2) Apply recursion to solve algorithmic tasks.(LO3) Apply common functional programming idioms such as map, filter and fold.(LO4) Write programs using a functional programming language.(S1) Time and project management - Personal organisation(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing(S3) Critical thinking and problem-solving - Critical analysis(S4) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts
• ##### Mathematics A for Electrical Engineers (ELEC191)
Level 1 15 First Semester 100:0 To bring students from varying backgrounds up to a common level in preparation for further modules in mathematics.  To cover in detail the basic techniques of differential calculus and provide an introduction to the theories of integral calculus, vectors, complex numbers and series. (LO1) Understanding of the notion of limits on an intuitive level.(LO2) Differentiate functions using the product quotient and chain rules.(LO3) Understanding various applications of the theory of differentiation including Maclaurin series and Taylor series.(LO4) Carry out simple calculations involving integration, vectors, complex numbers and series.(S1) Numeracy, manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its appliction in practical contexts(S2) Problem solving / critical thinking to develop appropriate solutions.
• ##### Mathematics B for Electrical Engineers (ELEC192)
Level 1 15 Second Semester 100:0 To provide a detailed introduction to techniques (change of variable, integration by parts and partial fractions) for the applications of one dimensional integrals.To introduce partial derivatives of functions of two variables and their applications e.g. for linear approximations.To comprehensively introduce matrices, determinants and several techniques for solving systems of linear equations; to introduce eigenvalues and eigenvectors for 2x2 matrices.To briefly revise or introduce the scalar and cross products of vectors and their basic applications.To give a comprehensive introduction to first order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) including systems of two ODEs with constant coefficients and second order ODEs with constant coefficients.To introduce the Fourier expansion of periodic functions. (LO1) Students should be able to evaluate a range of one-dimensional integrals using standard techniques(LO2) Students should be able to calculate partial derivatives and find the tangent plane to a surfact(LO3) Students should be able to invert 3 x 3 matrices and solve systems of linear equations.(LO4) Students should be able to solve basic systems of ODEs relevant to electrical engineering.(S1) Numeracy, manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its appliction in practical contexts.(S2) Problem solving/critical thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

#### Year Two Compulsory Modules

• ##### Communication Systems (ELEC202)
Level 2 7.5 Second Semester 100:0 To present the concepts involved with signals and communication systems. Namely: Basic communications theory; analogue modulation: amplitude modulation; analogue modulation:angle modulation; sampling and quantisation; digital (data) and analogue systems; pulse modulation; digital modulation and multiplexing. (LO1) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to understand basics of modern analogue and digital communication systems and modulation techniques, their historical development and societal context in terms of contributing to quality of life.(LO2) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to use various signal analysis tools to analyse communication systems, such as spectrum analysis, frequency domain representations, sampling theory and quantisation.(LO3) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to  describe the effect of noise on communication systems.(LO4) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to describe, use and compare various analogue modulation/demodulation techniques. Understand relevant concepts such as amplitude modulation, suppressed carrier, large carrier, double sideband, single sideband, vestigial sideband, angle modulation frequency modulation, phase modulation, envelop detector, coherent demodulator, modulation index, power efficiency, bandwidth, etc.(LO5) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to  describe, use and compare various digital modulation/demodulation techniques.Understand relevant concepts, such as pulse code modulation, pulse widthmodulation, pulse position modulation, pulse amplitude modulation, amplitudeshift keying, phase shift keying, frequency shift keying, baseband system,passband system, etc. (LO6) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to describe, use and compare various multiplexing techniques, such as frequency division multiplexing and time division multiplexing. (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis(S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving(S3) Commercial awareness - Ability to analyse/balance risk and reward
• ##### Database Development (COMP207)
Level 2 15 First Semester 70:30 To introduce students to - the problems arising from databases, including concurrency in databases, information security considerations and how they are solved;- the problems arising from the integration of heterogeneous sources of information and the use of semi-structured data;- non-relational databases and the economic factors involved in their selection;- techniques for analysing large amounts of data, the security issues and commercial factors involved with them. (LO1) Demonstrate an understanding of basic and advanced SQL topics;(LO2) At the end of this module the student will be able to identify and apply the principles underpinning transaction management within DBMS and the main security issues involved in securing transaction;(LO3) Illustrate the issues related to Web technologies as a semi-structured data representation formalism;(LO4) Interpret the main concepts and security aspects in data warehousing, and the concepts of data mining and commercial considerations involved in adopting the paradigm.(S1) Problem Solving - Numeracy and computational skills(S2) Problem solving – Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.
• ##### Digital Electronics & Microprocessor Systems (ELEC211)
Level 2 15 Second Semester 85:15 To provide students with the ability to: Understand and work with basic components of combinational digital circuits. Use and understand advanced techniques for logic minimisation. Understand memory and sequential logic, and how to develop circuit designs which incorporate them. Understand synchronous circuits and how to develop them. Analyse and design digital systems using the Algorithmic State Machine (ASM) methodology. Begin to contextualise ASMs within a top-down design methodology. Understand the features of Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) and use them in their designs, including programming a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) with suitable techniques such as the use of a HDL. Interface memory and other peripherals to microprocessor systems. Provide knowledge of microprocessor systems with a good understanding of how basic microprocessors work. Understand basic assembly language programs. Know the different data formats such as ASCII, 2's complement and floating point format and more advanced microprocessor concepts such as pipelines and Harvard architecture. (LO1) Demonstrate a knowledge of digital electronics including combinational and sequential logic, algorithmic state machine (ASM) design techniques, Quine-McCluskey method and Karnuagh map-entered variables.(LO2) Demonstrate an ability to design digital electronics using FPGA and a hardware description language.(LO3) Demonstrate a knowledge of microprocessor concepts including architecture, assembly language, standard formats for negative and floating point numbers.(LO4) Demonstrate a knowledge of more advanced microprocessor concepts including von Neuman/ Harvard architectures, pipelining and memory cache.(LO5) Demonstrate an ability to understand assembly language code and use assembly language to write simple computer programs on a basic microprocessor.(S1) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services(S2) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)(S3) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.
• ##### Electronic Circuits and Systems (ELEC271)
Level 2 15 Second Semester 75:25 To understand how electronic circuits are designed and undertake some simple design exercises . To understand how electronic devices can be represented by simple, linear equivalent circuits. To show how complex circuits can be sub-divided into building blocks and these blocks in turn represented by linear equivalent circuits which can be analysed using standard circuit techniques. To understand the interaction between the building blocks to allow estimation of important systems parameters such as gain, input output resistance etc. To emphasise the importance of negative feedback in improving electronic systems performance and tolerance. (LO1) An understanding of small signal transistor amplifier analysis and design(LO2) To understand how electronic devices can be represented by simple, linear equivalent circuits.(LO3) To show how complex circuits can be sub-divided into building blocks and these blocks in turn represented by linear equivalent circuits which can be analysed using standard circuit techniques.(LO4) To understand the interaction between the building blocks to allow estimation of important systems parameters such as gain, input output resistance etc.(LO5) To understand the importance of negative feedback in improving electronic systems performance and tolerance.(LO6) After successful completion of the module the student should be capable of comparing physical device operation to engineering models(LO7) After successful completion of the module the student should be capable of analysing the design principles of simple building blocks and how they can be are combined to form complex electronic systems with well-controlled functionality(LO8) Familiarity with a range of linear and non-linear applications of operational amplifiers.(S1) After successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills(S2) After successful completion of the module, students will be able to design, analyse and test electronic amplifier circuits.
• ##### Instrumentation & Control (ELEC207)
Level 2 15 Whole Session 75:25 Part A: To provide the student with the ability to select a suitable transducer and associated system for a given measurement application and to consider possible alternative solutions. To understand the principles of transducer operation and factors contributing to the measurement error.Part B: To provide the student with a thorough understanding of the principles of a closed loop control system via system modelling, performance analysis and controller design and synthesis. To provide a framework, within which students can evaluate, develop and implement the design methodologies of classical control, with applications to Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics systems. (LO1) An understanding of the physical basis of some common electrical transducers A general appreciation of basic transducer specifications and their interpretation An understanding of the system requirements for a typical measurement system An appreciation of some common factors that can affect the performance of a measurement system.(LO2) An understanding of the behavior of linear systems, the derivation of mathematical models, and transfer function representation A familiarity with the problem of stability, and the ability to apply standard tests for stability An appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of closed-loop feedback with regard to system response speed, sensitivity to parameters and disturbances, accuracy and stability An appreciation of graphical techniques for representing control system characteristics A familiarity with common types of system controller, and an ability to select the most appropriate controller for a given problem An appreciation of how complete control schemes are implemented in hardware and software, and the problems of system integration.(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and instrumentation system design skills(S2) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonsrate practical experimental skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation and have an ability to calculate suitable controller settings for a given problem.(S3) Part-A: After succesful completion of the module, the student should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the factors that need to be considered in the design of a typical measurement system, including the choice of transducer, associated signal conditioning and transmission path requirements.On successful completion of the module, the student is expected to have: An understanding of the physical basis of some common electrical transducers A general appreciation of basic transducer specifications and their interpretation An understanding of the system requirements for a typical measurement system An appreciation of some common factors that can affect the performance of a measurement system. An understanding of the behavior of linear systems, the derivation of mathematical models, and transfer function representation A familiarity with the problem of stability, and the ability to apply standard tests for stability An appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of closed-loop feedback with regard to system response speed, sensitivity to parameters and disturbances, accuracy and stability An appreciation of graphical techniques for representing control system characteristics A familiarity with common types of system controller, and an ability to select the most appropriate controller for a given problem An appreciation of how complete control schemes are implemented in hardware and software, and the problems of system integration.(S4) Part-B:Students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the module topics to: An understanding of the behavior of linear systems, the derivation of mathematical models, and transfer function representation A familiarity with the problem of stability, and the ability to apply standard tests for stability An appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of closed-loop feedback with regard to system response speed, sensitivity to parameters and disturbances, accuracy and stability An appreciation of graphical techniques for representing control system characteristics A familiarity with common types of system controller, and an ability to select the most appropriate controller for a given problem An appreciation of how complete control schemes are implemented in hardware and software, and the problems of system integration.
• ##### Project, Problem Solving & Industrial Awareness (ELEC222)
Level 2 7.5 Whole Session 0:100 The aim of the project is to provide students with practical work which underpins, confirms and gives application focus for academic study, while testing a wide range of skills. (LO1) Qualify and quantify errors in experimental work(LO2) Be aware of Engineering ethics and relevant issues-I(LO3) Documenting an open-ended problem(LO4) Presenting an open-ended problem(LO5) Be aware of sustainable design considerations(LO6) Be aware of Engineering ethics and relevant issues-II(LO7) Summarise a technical presentation(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning and self-motivation; Problem solving and design skills; Written communication (technical reports); Inter-active skills (with supervisors, other students, technicians,etc); Project work plan; Poster and webpage design; Computing and IT skills.(S2) On successful completion of the module, the student should have experienced the complete execution of a design or experimental project. This experience will include: familiarity with a typesetting markup language for presentation semantics (LaTeX) for the preparation of academic reports; interpreting a specification, undertaking suitable research and producing a project plan; executing all essential aspects of a project plan or experiment; gaining insight into the problem solving process; writing a technical report describing the project; preparing either a poster display or web pages related to the project; condensing information from a seminar series into an executive summary; writing an executive summary.(S3) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to demonstrate ability in the following: Managing the project in terms of aims and objectives, deliverables and milestones, time and resources; Defining/specifing problem; Research and information-gathering; Planning/designing a laboratory experiment using suitable techniques and procedures with due regard to safety; Assessing and managing risk; Analysing technical problems qualitatively and /or quantitatively; Design a system, component or process based on outline or detailed project spesifications; Awareness of aspects of sustainable design, corporate social responsibility and ethical conduct in professional situations.(S4) On successful completion of the project, the student should have experience in open-ended practical work, in preparation for the final year project and an industrial awareness providing a broader view of the electronics industry.
• ##### Signals and Systems (ELEC270)
Level 2 15 First Semester 90:10 To introduce the student to the fundamentals of the analysis of continuous- and discrete-time signals and systems. To equip the student with the mathematical tools that would allow them to design and/or analyse a linear time-invariant system, e.g. a filter. To present the concepts involved with signals and systems. Namely: Signal Classification, Representation and Analysis Fourier Series Fourier Transform Laplace Transform Linear Time-invariant (LTI) Systems and Filters Discrete-time Fourier Series Discrete-time Fourier Transform z-Transform (LO1) An understanding of the use of Fourier Series to represent periodic continuous-time signals.(LO2) An understanding of the use of the Fourier Transform to represent finite energy signals.(LO3) An understanding of the Laplace Transform, its properties and its use in circuit and system analysis.(LO4) An understanding of the use of Discrete-time Fourier Series to represent periodic discrete-time signals.(LO5) An understanding of the use of the Discrete-time Fourier Transform.(LO6) An understanding of the z-Transform, its properties and its use for discrete-time signals and systems.(LO7) An understanding of the relationship between time and frequency domains.(LO8) An understanding of Linear Time Invariant Systems, and filters, both in the continuous- and discrete-time domains.(LO9) An appreciation of the relationship between the system function and the frequency response. (LO10) The ability to deal with real physcial signals and analyse, synthesise and otherwise manipulate them using available laboratory equipment.(LO11) An appreciation of the relationship between the syst em function and the frequency response. (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills(S2) After completion of the module, the student should have: the ability to analyse continuous- and discrete-time signals and to design and analyse simple linear continuous and discrete systems
• ##### Software Engineering I (COMP201)
Level 2 15 First Semester 60:40 The module is intended to develop an understanding of the problems associated with the development of significant computing systems (that is, systems that are too large to be designed and developed by a single person, and are designed to be used by many users) and to appreciate the techniques and tools necessary to develop such systems efficiently, in a cost-effective manner. (LO1) Realise the problems in designing and building significant computer systems;(LO2) Understand the need to design systems that fully meet the requirements of the intended users including functional and non functional elements;(LO3) Appreciate the need to ensure that the implementation of a design is adequately tested to ensure that the completed system meets the specifications;(LO4) Be fully aware of the principles and practice of an O-O approach to the design and development of computer systems;(LO5) Be able to apply these principles in practice;(LO6) Produce O-O requirements and design documentation in UML which demonstrates the features of good design such as loose coupling and high cohesion;(LO7) Be able to demonstrate how to effectively  implent an O-O design in an O-O languuge such as Java or Python;(S1) Information skills - Information accessing:[Locating relevant information] [Identifying and evaluating information sources](S2) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)(S3) Time and project management - Personal action planning
• ##### Distributed Systems (COMP212)
Level 2 15 Second Semester 70:30 This module is intended to provide an understanding of the technical issues involved in the design, analysis and evaluation of modern distributed systems and algorithms. Besides conveying the central principles involved in designing distributed systems, this module also aims to introduce the students to the main principles of distributed computing and of algorithms for distributed tasks. (LO1) An appreciation of the main principles underlying distributed systems: processes, communication, naming, synchronisation, consistency, fault tolerance, and security.(LO2) Familiarity with some of the main paradigms in distributed systems: object-based systems, file systems, and coordination-based systems.(LO3) Knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computer Science in general, and Distributed Computing in particular.(LO4) A sound knowledge of the criteria and mechanisms whereby traditional and distributed systems can be critically evaluated and analysed to determine the extent to which they meet the criteria defined for their current and future development.(LO5) An in depth understanding of the appropriate theory, practices, languages and tools that may be deployed for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of both traditional and Internet related distributed computer systems.(S1) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

### Programme Year Three

You undertake an extended individual project. Recent projects have included ‘real-time GPS tracking of a vehicle fleet by mobile phones’, and ‘mobile multi-user dungeon (MUD) game using SMS messaging’. You can choose lecture-based modules from the two disciplines.

The modules for Electronic Engineering are chosen from:

• Embedded Computer Systems
• Neural Networks
• Application Development with C++
• Engineering Management and Entrepreneurial Skills
• Honours Year Computer Science Project
• Software Engineering 2

In addition three Computer Science modules are chosen from the following:

• Biocomputation
• Multi-Agent Systems
• Formal Methods
• Introduction to Computational Game Theory
• Technologies for e-Commerce

Plus, up to two modules can be chosen from the list of subsidiary subjects

#### Year Three Compulsory Modules

• ##### Application Development With C++ (ELEC362)
Level 3 15 First Semester 40:60 To provide students with the ability: To design and implement a console based application using C++. To utilise Object Oriented Programming concept in designing and implementing software applications. To design and implement an application Graphical User Interface (GUI). To use common components including controls in cross-platform GUI programme. To implement event handlers and validate the programme functionality. To work independently or as a team member in the management of application development. (LO1) Knowledge and Understanding--On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate:Knowledge of C++ as an advanced programming language.Understanding of Object-oriented programme design.Knowledge of the principles of system development.Understanding of Graphical User Interface applications and their components.(S1) Intellectual Abilities--On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: Analysis and design of the structure of console application.Analysis and design of the structure of Graphical User Interface based application.Testing and evaluation of the performance of software.(S2) Practical Skills--On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:Use of visual development tools for programming with C++Set-up of application project and generation of system components System integration.Efficient use of Qt documentation and online resources for independent learning of advanced development tools for GUI programmes.(S3) General Transferable Skills-- On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:Independent learning.Project management.Software documentation.
• ##### Embedded Computer Systems (ELEC370)
Level 3 15 First Semester 100:0 To obtain an understanding of the construction and operation of embedded computer systems and their components.Furthermore to gain an understanding of how computer performance is dependent upon the design of computer architectures and sub-circuits. (LO1) An understanding of the internal operation of a CPU(LO2) Knowledge of some methods used to increase CPU performance(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills.(S2) After successful completion of the module: students should be able to determine how any computer system functions from published data and be able to apply this to developing simple processor systems from large scale modules.(S3) On successful completion of the module: the student should be able to understand published data concerning use of typical computer system components.(S4) After successful completion of the module, the student should have: An understanding of the internal operation of a CPU Knowledge of some methods used to increase CPU performance, an understanding of the difference between RISC and CISC type systems and knowledge of memory systems.
• ##### Honours Year Computer Science Project (COMP390)
Level 3 30 Whole Session 0:100 • To provide the opportunity for students to successfully complete a self-directed project culminating in a detailed written dissertation and either an original piece of software or a research contribution derived from the practical application of technology.• To allow students to reflect on and use tools and techniques acquired from other taught modules within the programme.• To encourage students to consider and address the legal and ethical issues surrounding their project topic and relate these to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for IT.• To enable students to demonstrate technical competency and proficiency with time management, risk assessment, project planning and communication. (LO1) Conduct background reading, research and user analysis (where appropriate) to develop a set of requirements and give wider context for a complex technical project.(LO2) Demonstrate competence in project planning, risk assessment, time management, independent study, and adaptability in the event of unexpected problems.(LO3) Produce a design for an accessible and usable piece of software that meets the needs of its users, or a detailed plan of research activity that uses technology to investigate a hypothesis, using industry standard notation where appropriate.(LO4) Implement a technically competent piece of software or use technology to conduct an in-depth piece of research, following a recognised method and using contemporary tools and techniques.(LO5) Evaluate project outcomes with reference to the original objectives, the wider background context, and the expectations of the Chartered Institute for IT.(LO6) Articulate the legal, social, ethical and professional issues surrounding an extended project, and follow relevant professional codes of practice.(LO7) Communicate technical information clearly and succinctly to a broad, non-specialist audience via a range of media.(LO8) Structure and write an extended formal and technical document (dissertation) to a standard expected of a professional in Computer Science.(S1) Ability to organise workloads to plan and manage a piece of work spanning an extended period of time.(S2) Ability to use library resources and conduct relevant searches for literature.(S3) Ability to use information technology (digital fluency).(S4) Ability to succinctly communicate complex concepts to a wide audience.(S5) Ability to think critically and solve complex problems.
• ##### Neural Networks (ELEC320)
Level 3 7.5 Second Semester 100:0 Understand the basic structures and the learning mechanisms underlying neural networks within the field of artificial intelligence and examine how synaptic adaptation can facilitate learning and how input to output mapping can be performed by neural networks. Obtain an overview of linear, nonlinear, separable and non separable classification as well as supervised and unsupervised machine learning. (LO1) Learning  the advantages and main characteristics of neural networks in relation to traditional methodologies. Also, familiarity with different neural networks structures and their learning mechanisms.(LO2) Understanding of the neural network learning processes and their most popular types, as well as  appreciation of how neural networks can be applied to artificial intelligence problems.(S1) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to pursue further study in artificial intelligence and more advanced types of neural networks.(S2) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to analyse numerically the mathematical properties of most major network types and apply them to artificial intelligence problems.(S3) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to approach methodically artificial intelligence problems and understand the principal mathematics of learning systems.

#### Year Three Optional Modules

• ##### Advanced Modern Management (MNGT352)
Level 3 7.5 First Semester 100:0 The Aims of this module are as follows:To introduce the student to various aspects of advanced modern management.To develop a knowledge and understanding of modern management tools.To stimulate an appreciation of management and its importance in organisational success. (LO1) Students who complete this module will obtain a good understanding of the following:    The scientific theory of industrial psychology and organisational behaviour.    The key components of operations and management.    The impact of supply chain and logistics to modern business.(LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:    Analysis of organisation behaviour.    Analysing of operations systems and performance evaluation.    Analysis and modelling of supply chain.(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: in descriptive writing in qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem-solving(S2) On completion of the module, students should have gained the following practical skills: Management awareness. Strategy development based on case studies including proposals for improvement.
• ##### Antennas (ELEC312)
Level 3 7.5 Second Semester 100:0 To introduce fundamental antenna principles and concepts based on the underlying electromagnetic theory.To gain a good understanding of antenna theory and design. (LO1) The ability and understand the operation and fuctions of antennas(LO2) The ability to design basics antennas(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:Independent learningProblem solving and theoretical design skills(S2) On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:-Apply their theoretical knowledge to the design and evaluation of simple antenna systems.(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:Demonstrate their ability to analyse simple antenna systems.(S4) After successful completion of the module, the student should be abe to: Demonstrate their familiarity with fundamental antenna concepts such as near and far fields and their distribution, radiation resistance and its calculation, radiation patterns and their relationship to antenna gain as well as the relationship between gain and directivity. Demonstrate the manipulation of Maxwell's equations which underpin these concepts that are fundamental to the module.
• ##### Digital and Wireless Communications (ELEC377)
Level 3 15 First Semester 100:0 To provide an extensive coverage of the theory and practice of digital and wireless communication systems.To allow students to be able to design and develop digital and wireless communication systems, with an awareness of all the main factors involved and of existing and emerging technologies. (LO1) After completion of the module, the student should have a good knowledge and understanding of:The nature of data and how it is stored and communicated.The limitations imposed on communication system performance and design by various factorsHow noise arises in communications systems, and its effects of noise upon communications system behaviour and performance.Sources and effects of mobile radio propagations.Design of the optimum receiver and analysis of error probability for digital communicationsHow to achieve the goals of a communication system by trading off system parameters such as signal-to-noise ratio, error probability and bandwidth expenditureVarious multiuser communication techniques(LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge in applying the module topics to:Specify the requirements for a digital or wireless communication systemDesign the optimum receiver for a communication systemAnalyse the performance of a communication systemCritical thinking ability from evaluating and responding to issues such as unachievable or impractical specifications and impossible performance claims.(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline:-Specific skills applying signal and system design to the engineering problems associated with communication systems, e.g., how to combat wireless fading channels.Identifying the channel degradation sources and their effects in a communications system. Simulation of a communication system via MATLAB.
• ##### Digital Control and Optimisation (ELEC303)
Level 3 15 Second Semester 100:0 To introduce the students to the fundamentals of applied digital control.To familiarise the students with digital control design techniques through realistic control examples and applications.To introduce digital P,PI,PID and full state feedback controller design.To introduce how to implement a digital control algorithm in software.To introduce the basic concept of optimisation.To introduce the conventional optimisation techniques.To introduce gradient based optimisation methods and their properties.To familiarise the student with the application of optimisation methods. (LO1) 1: The student will be able to use Z transforms and state-space modelling to design and implement digital control algorithms.(LO2) 2: The student will be able to set-up optimisation problems and utilise conventional and gradient based methods to solve these problems.(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identifcation / synthesis(S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts/problem solving/numerical methods.(S3) An understanding of linear systems(S4) An ability to develop system models and to use them to design feedback control laws in order to enhance system performance(S5) An good understanding of controlling continuous systems via digital controllers(S6) A knowledge of typical computer controlled system artitectures(S7) An appreciation of the use of optimisation methods for system analysis and modelling(S8) An understanding of linear programming, non-linear programming and Dynamic programming can be used to solve system optimisation problems(S9) An appreciation of how computer-aided design and simulation tools operate(S10) An understanding of how the optimisation methods are applied to industrial and engineering optimisation problems(S11) An understanding of optimisation algorithm development
• ##### Drives (ELEC331)
Level 3 7.5 First Semester 100:0 To introduce students to a range of electrical machines (AC & DC) using the concepts of rotating magnetic fields and co-energy.To facilitate the prediction of machine performance by the use of equivalent circuits. (LO1) A greater understanding of how the physical laws of electromagnetism and mechanics apply to practical motors and transformers;(LO2) A familiarity with the features of the common machines such as DC (series, shunt and brushless) and AC (synchronous and asynchronous);(LO3) An understanding of how the physical phenomena, represented by equivalent circuit parameters, affect the device performance;(LO4) An appreciation of relationships and similarities between different types of machine.(LO5) An appreciation of the operating characteristics of machines.(S1) After successfully completing the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning, Problem solving and design skills.(S2) After successful completion of the module, the student should be able to demonstrate practical skills in the following discipline specific areas:- The connection of a synchronous machine to a three phase, fixed frequency, AC supply (Synchronizing) using an equivalent circuit to predict the performance of various machines.(S3) After successfully completing the module the student should:- Have the ability to translate the complex physical nature of machines into a simple equivalent circuit representation; Be able to apply the complex number theory learnt in other modules to the analysis of electrical machines; Have the ability to explain the operation of synchronous and asynchronous AC machines in terms of rotating magnetic fields.(S4) After successfully completing the module, the student should have: A greater understanding of how the physical laws of electromagnetism and mechanics apply to practical motors and transformers; A familiarity with the features of the common machines such as DC (series, shunt and brushless) and AC (synchronous and asynchronous); An understanding of how the physical phenomena, represented by equivalent circuit parameters, affect the device performance; An appreciation of relationships and similarities between different types of machine. An appreciation of the operating characteristics of machines.
• ##### Electromagnetic Compatibility (ELEC382)
Level 3 7.5 Second Semester 75:25 The module is aimed to provide the students with advanced knowledge and skills to deal with EMC problems.The students are expected to master the  fundamental EMC principles and concepts based on the underlying electromagnetic theory. To study  EMC standa rds and regulations, and be able to apply them to real world problems. To be able to use advanced theory too analyse EMC problems.To be able to conduct EMC measurements and tests, and also interprete the results. (LO1) Ability to conduct EMC tests and analysis(LO2) Ability to conduct EMC analysis and designs(LO3) Knowledge and skills and solve EMC problems(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the folowing key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills.(S2) After successful completion of the module, the student should be able to: Demonstrate their familiarity with the various measurement techniques used to assess the electromagnetic compatibility of both hardware and systems.(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to: Demonstrate their ability to apply sound EMC analytical and design techniques when dealing with both conducted and radiated interference and times domains, and their applicability to engineering systems, is prerequisite knowledge.(S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to: Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU regulations governing EMC. Be capable of analysing EMC problems by applying sound electromagnetics principles to networks of current-carrying conductors whether as cable configurations or in circuits/systems involving active and passive devices.
• ##### Electronics for Instrumentation & Communications (ELEC317)
Level 3 15 Second Semester 100:0 To gain knowledge of a wide range of analogue components and electronics for instrumentation and communications.To gain a better understanding of the theory, analysis and design of analogue electronic circuits used in instrumentation and communications systems.To learn and use an industrial standard simulation tool (Agilent ADS) for the design of electronic systems. (LO1) After successful completion of the module, the student should have A good understanding of a wide range of analogue components, including filters, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, and phase locked loops. An understanding of the limitations of these components and how these can be overcome by design or the appropriate choice of device. An understanding of how to design these components. An understanding of computer aided design of electronic systems(LO2) After successful completion of the module, the students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the module topics to: Analyse problems associated with electronic circuits for instrumentation and communication systems. Select correct components for electronic system design. Design an electronic system using an industrial standard CAD tool. (S1) After successful completion of the module, she student should have: The ability to select the correct components to design an electronic system. Sufficient confidence to be able to analyse the behaviour of complex circuits. The ability to design practical circuits to meet a given specification with aid of the CAD tool.(S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning. Problem solving and design skills.
• ##### Formal Methods (COMP313)
Level 3 15 Second Semester 100:0 As more complex computational systems are used within critical applications, it is becoming essential that these systems are formally specified.  Such specifications are used to give a precise and unambiguous description of the required system. While this is clearly important in criticial systems such as industrial process management and air/spacecraft control, it is also becoming essential when applications involving E-commerce and mobile code are developed. In addition, as computational systems become more complex in general, formal specification can allow us to define the key characteristics of systems in a clear way and so help the development process.Formal specifications provide the basis for verification of properties of systems. While there are a number of ways in which this can be achieved, the model-checking approach is a practical and popular way to verify the temporal properties of finite-state systems. Indeed, such temporal verification is widely used within the design of critical parts of integrated circuits, has recently been used to verify parts of the control mechanism for one of NASA’s space probes, and is now beginning to be used to verify general Java programs. (LO1) Understand the principles of standard formal methods, such as Z;(LO2) Understand the basic notions of temporal logic and its use in relation to reactive systems;(LO3) Understand the use of model checking techniques in the verification of reactive systems;(LO4) Be aware of some of the current research issues related to formal methods.
• ##### Image Processing (ELEC319)
Level 3 7.5 First Semester 100:0 To introduce the basic concepts of digital image processing and pattern recognition. (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of Human Vision(LO2) Knowledge and understanding of Image Histogram and its application(LO3) Knowledge and understanding of Image Transformation methods and their applications(LO4) Knowledge and understanding of Shapes and Connectivity(LO5) Knowledge and understanding of Morphologocal Operations and their applications(LO6) Knowledge and understanding of Noise Filtering methods in Image Processing(LO7) Knowledge and understanding of Image Enhancement techniques(LO8) Knowledge and understanding of Image Segmentation and its applications(LO9) Knowledge and understanding of Image Compression methods(LO10) Knowledge and understanding of Frequency Domain Image Analysis(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills(S2) After successful completion of the module, the student should have: The ability to apply relevant image enhancement techniques to a given problem. The necessary mathematical skills to develop standard image processing algorithms. The necessary Software skills (using MATLAB) to apply image processing methods and techniques on images.
• ##### Introduction to Computational Game Theory (COMP323)
Level 3 15 First Semester 70:30 To introduce the student to the notion of a game, its solutions, concepts, and other basic notions and tools of game theory, and the main applications for which they are appropriate, including electricity trading markets.To formalize the notion of strategic thinking and rational choice by using the tools of game theory, and to provide insights into using game theory in modeling applications.To draw the connections between game theory, computer science, and economics, especially emphasizing the computational issues.To introduce contemporary topics in the intersection of game theory, computer science, and economics. (LO1) A student will understand the notion of a strategic game and equilibria, and understand the characteristics of main applications of these concepts;(LO2) Given a real world situation a student should be able to identify its key strategic aspects and based on these be able to connect them to appropriate game theoretic concepts;(LO3) A student will understand the key connections and interactions between game theory, computer science and economics;(LO4) A student will understand the impact of game theory on its contemporary applications, and be able to identify the key such application areas;(S1) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking(S3) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts
• ##### Multi-agent Systems (COMP310)
Level 3 15 Second Semester 100:0 To introduce the student to the concept of an agent and multi-agent systems, and the main applications for which they are appropriate.To introduce the main issues surrounding the design of intelligent agents.To introduce the main issues surrounding the design of a multi-agent society.To introduce a contemporary platform for implementing agents and multi-agent systems. (LO1) Understand the notion of an agent, how agents are distinct from other software paradigms (eg objects) and understand the characteristics of applications that lend themselves to an agent-oriented solution;(LO2) Understand the key issues associated with constructing agents capable of intelligent autonomous action, and the main approaches taken to developing such agents;(LO3) Understand the key issues in designing societies of agents that can effectively cooperate in order to solve problems, including an understanding of the key types of multi-agent interactions possible in such systems;(LO4) Understand the main application areas of agent-based solutions, and be able to develop a meaningful agent-based system using a contemporary agent development platform.
• ##### Organic Electronics (ELEC324)
Level 3 7.5 First Semester 100:0 The main aim is to make the students aware of the new developments in large-area, low-cost and flexible Electronics, particularly those relating to the use of conjugated polymer and fullerene based compounds and composites. (LO1) Knowledge and understandingof the operation of organic Schottky diode, thin-film transistors, light-emittingdiodes and photovoltaics(LO2) Knowledge to analyse novel organic device models(LO3) Ability to analyse static and dynamic organic circuits(LO4) Ability to utilise organic models to design simple organic circuits(S1) The knowledge gained will relate directly to the use of conjugated polymers and small molecules in electronic and photonic devices, for application that go well beyond the capability of silicon in terms of area, flexibility and costs.The work is an example of the use of physical properties to real and important applications. This is an intellectually stimulating challenge that will build confidence in other problems.The work will build an understanding of the measurement techniques and their uses and limitations. In addition, the student will be expected to develop the intellectual capability in using the principle in real and applicable designs.(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis(S3) Information skills - Critical reading(S4) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice(S5) Designing simple organic based circuits
• ##### Photonics and Optical Information Systems (ELEC313)
Level 3 15 First Semester 100:0 To introduce students to the fundamental principles of opto/electronic systems for the transfer of information.To introduce the duality of light as both wave and ray.To show intensity and phase related optical principles.To demonstrate optical information transfer through a number of applications. (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of electronic to optical and optical to electronic conversion and associated devices.(LO2) An understanding of power transfer, modulation transfer function, system transfer function and optical data storage(LO3) An understanding of information transfer via optical intensity and phase modulation.(LO4) Knowledge and understanding of the duality of light.(LO5) An appreciation of how to manipulate light rays and an appreciation of intensity and phase related effects of light.(S1) On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills.(S2) On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to: Design simple photonic systems and design simple optical information systems.(S3) On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to: Undertake calculations on individual components in a photonic system. Calculate the modulation and transfer characteristics of simple photonic systems. Provide an analysis of the overall system performance. Assess the contributions that limit perfomance of individual components and the optical system. Undertake calculations for simple optical information systems. Provide an assessment of the practical limiting factors in such systems. Provide an alternative design to satisfy different specifications.(S4) On successful completion of this module, the student should have: Knowledge and understanding of electronic to optical conversion and the associated devices. Knowledge and understanding of optical to electronic conversion and the associated devices. An appreciation of how to manipulate light rays. An understanding of power transfer, modulation transfer function, system transfer function and optical data storage. Knowledge and understanding of the duality of light. An appreciation of intensity and phase related effects of light. An appreciation of the limits of information transfer by optical systems. An understanding of how information may be transferred via optical intensity and phase modulation.
• ##### Rf Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics (ELEC311)
Level 3 7.5 First Semester 100:0 This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of high frequency electromagnetics; to present and develop the underlying theory of transmission lines (TX), including lossy TX; to introduce the Smith Chart as an important tool in TX design and analysis; to give an appreciation of the importance of computational electromagnetics its role in industrial applications; to give a clear understanding of impedance matching and related techniques; to introduce the concept of the scattering parameters for 2-port networks and their applications and measurements; to understand radio wave propagation, attenuation and reflection; and to enable students to appreciate the basic understanding of RF filter, antenna and amplifier design. (LO1) The essentials of RF engineering and applied EM. The circuit and field concepts and their relevance to RF systems.(LO2) The underlying theory and physical concepts behind transmission lines (TX) and the factors governing performance of real TEM transmission lines, and knowledge of various transmission lines in practice.(LO3) Reflection coeffiecients, VSWR,and return loss in communication systems(LO4) The methods of achieving matched conditions for maximum power transfer.(LO5) S- parameters and their measurement and applications.(LO6) An appreciation of radio propagation and antennas.(LO7) Fundamental knowledge of RF components and devices, such as filters and amplifiers, for modern communicaiton systems.(S1) Problem solving skills(S2) Numeracy(S3) Lifelong learning skills
• ##### Signal Processing and Digital Filtering (ELEC309)
Level 3 15 Second Semester 90:10 To develop a basic framework for signal processing and to demonstrate some applications.To provide students with a good understanding of the types and behaviours of a number of different digital filters. (LO1) Appreciation of how to analyse FIR and IIR filters using DTFT and z-transform.(LO2) Appreciation of the effects of sampling and quantisation.(LO3) Applications in waveform generators and digital audio effects.(LO4) DFT/ FFT algorithms and applications.(LO5) knowledge of the concepts of linear time-invariant circuits and systems. (LO6) Knowledge of filtering methodologies.(LO7) Designing FIR digital filters using windowing technique.(LO8) Designing IIR digital filters using the bilinear transform, pole/zero placement and other techniques. (LO9) Using MATLAB in Signal Processing in general and in filter design in particular. (S1) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills(S2) On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: determine the most appropriate sampling and filtering methodology, design IIR digital filters using pole/zero placement, the bilinear transform and other techniques, design FIR digital filters using windowing technique, use MATLAB for filter design(S3) On successful completion of this module the student should have:Knowledge about basic signal processing framework and applications.The mathematical knowledge to understand the behaviour of linear time invariant digital systems. They will be able to explain the behaviour of digital filters in terms of mathematical concepts.(S4) On successful completion of this module the student should have:Revision of the basic concepts.Appreciation of how to analyse FIR and IIR filters using z-transform.Appreciation of the effects of quantisation.Applications in waveform generators and digital audioIntroduction to DFT, FFT and linear convolution.Further knowledge of the concepts of linear time-invariant circuits and systems, both analogue and discrete time (including digital signal processing systems); Students will know how to apply these concepts to the analysis, design and implementation of various types of analogue, discrete time and digital filters. Knowledge of the z-transform as applied to discrete-time system analysis and design.
• ##### Software Engineering II (COMP319)
Level 3 15 First Semester 100:0 The overall aim of this module is to introduce students to a range of advanced, near-research level topics in contemporary software engineering. The actual choice of topics will depend upon the interests of the lecturer and the topics current in the software engineering research literature at that time. The course will introduce issues from a problem (user-driven) perspective and a technology-driven perspective – where users have new categories of software problems that they need to be solved, and where technology producers create technologies that present new opportunities for software products. It will be expected that students will read articles in the software engineering research literature, and will discuss these articles in a seminar-style forum. (LO1) At the end of the module, the student will: Understand the key problems driving research and development in contemporary software engineering (eg the need to develop software for embedded systems).(LO2) Be conversant with approaches to these problems, as well as their advantages, disadvantages, and future research directions.(LO3) Understand the key technological drivers behind contemporary software engineering research (eg the increased use of the Internet leading to the need to engineer systems on and for the web).(LO4) Be able to present, analyse, and give a reasoned critique of articles in the software engineering research literature.(LO5) Be able to read and understand articles in the research literature of software engineering.
• ##### Technologies for E-commerce (COMP315)
Level 3 15 Second Semester 100:0 To introduce the environment in which e-commerce takes place, the main technologies for supporting e-commerce, and how these technologies fit together.To introduce security as a major issue in secure e-commerce, and to provide an overview of security issues.To introduce encryption as a means of ensuring security, and to describe how secure encryption can be delivered.To introduce issues relating to privacy.To introduce auction protocols and negotiation mechanisms as emerging e-commerce technologies. (LO1) Understand the main technologies behind e-commerce systems and how these technologies interact;(LO2) Understand the security issues which relate to e-commerce;(LO3) Understand how encryption can be provided and how it can be used to ensure secure commercial transactions;(LO4) Understand implementation aspects of e-commerce and cryptographic systems;(LO5) Have an appreciation of privacy issues;(LO6) Understand auction protocols and interaction mechanisms.

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

#### Teaching and Learning

All programmes are taught over two semesters with examinations at the end of each semester. Modules vary from those which are assessed by examination only to others which are continuous assessment only. All programmes incorporate a substantial practical component, with an increasing emphasis on project work as you progress through to the final year. You can select your final year individual project in consultation with members of staff.

#### Assessment

Exam, coursework, projects