Core Module Information
Module title: Embedded Systems

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE10111
Module leader: Chan Hwang See
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering

MEC08106; ELE09102
Control, Measurement and Instrumentation; Electronic Systems

Description of module content:

The module content covers all aspects of embedded systems. It will begin by considering the concept of an embedded system and the challenges that this introduces in terms of software and hardware. The microcontrollers being used will be industry standard devices. C programing concepts specific to microcontrollers will be covered. The principles of interfacing to the microcontroller peripherals and their applications will be considered. These techniques will be brought together in ‘real world’ systems design. The use of real time operating systems will be covered and the issues involved with implementation. Finally distributed systems and linking process via standard network protocols and the internet will critically evaluated.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and be able to make effective use of embedded systems;
LO2: evaluate and analyse appropriate C programming techniques as applied to microcontrollers;
LO3: understand and critically evaluate microcontrollers and their architectures;
LO4: construct and critically evaluate interfacing systems for use in embedded systems;
LO5: analyse and construct distributed systems using standard protocols.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chan Hwang See
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,3 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0.00
Portfolio 50 2,4,5 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ELE10111 Embedded Systems