Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Embedded Systems

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE11120
Module leader: Abdelfateh Kerrouche
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering


Description of module content:

The module content will be based on three main areas of embedded systems. The first section will consider the use and application of modern smart sensing devices to cover a range of measurements. These will then be used in distributed systems to put together complete instrumentation systems. The final stage will be the integration of instrumentation systems into the control of industrial plant.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse and rationalise the use of embedded systems components.
LO2: explore and critically reflect on the limitations of accuracy of analytical sensor elements.
LO3: rationalise the impact of intelligent instrumentation in a range of environments.
LO4: examine the elements of design methodologies to implement embedded systems.
LO5: critically appraise the design of intelligent control systems based in different types of microcontrollers.
LO6: engage in critical dialogue in the specification industrial instrument systems.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Abdelfateh Kerrouche
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The basis of the learning and teaching will be on the reinforcement of theoretical and descriptive material as covered in lectures and tutorials practice. Lecture and tutorial material will be used to develop solutions which are then implemented practically (All examples will be capable of being implemented on the hardware you are issued with). Individual analysis and critical evaluation of solutions will be encouraged. (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

The use of industry standard devices and a high level of practical development will mean that you will be well prepared for the work environment. As part of your report you are encouraged to be self-critical and to reflect and review your own submissions. An amount of scholarship is required to apply the solutions to the problems in the most effective manner.

By using an active learning approach within this module the students are asked to undertake scholarly activity and research information from research publications, journals and international standards organisations. The staff teaching on the module have extensive links with industry through industrial consultancies which will be used as case studies throughout the module delivery. (LOs 3, 5, 6)

Formative Assessment:
You will be required to show a high degree of autonomous activity in the development of solutions for both courseworks. A considerable amount of self-learning will be needed to achieve an optimum solution.

Summative Assessment:
This will consist of two design reports on a specific applications and a final formal examination. These will require a high degree of self-learning in terms of ability to evaluate and self- analyse situations and provide solutions. (LOS 1-6)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 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
Report 25 1,2,5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Report 25 3,4,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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