Core Module Information
Module title: Sensing Systems for Pervasive Applications

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SET09124
Module leader: Stefano Cherubin
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science

Ability to develop a fully functional software application exploiting internet connection. (Web app, mobile app, etc … )

Description of module content:

Systems Hardware Characteristics of mobile devices and microprocessor systems. Software Development Tools and development environments: specifically those targeting open-source communities.
Android development environments and programming techniques provide the focus. Communications Interfaces in IoT Devices Analysis and evaluation of common protocols with particular focus on WiFi and Bluetooth. Wireless Sensor Networks Interface hardware requirements for wireless sensor nodes. Network topologies, device types, power issues and security features. Sensors Interfaces in Mobile Devices Operation and applications for common external sensing peripherals, such as touch panels, accelerometer, GPS, temperature and light sensors. Operation and application of common sensors onboard mobile devices, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and GPS. The project-based structure of the module allows students to experiment with a wider range of hardware devices including specialist sensors and various prototyping boards.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Recognise and understand the hardware sensing and connectivity capabilities of modern IoT devices.
LO2: Design a distributed and pervasive solution based on interconnected sensing systems.
LO3: Build and demonstrate a working prototype of pervasive application incorporating appropriate microprocessor boards and a range of sensor and actuator devices.
LO4: Critically evaluate the design and implementation of hardware and software systems in relation to their intended purpose.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Stefano Cherubin
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 10 1 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Project - Practical 70 2, 3, 4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Report 20 4 13 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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