Electrical and Electronic Engineering
|Lecturer:||Professor Thomas Bräunl|
Semester 2 - 6 points
OutComesStudents are able to understand and apply concepts of computer system design in both hardware and software including fault-tolerance for highly reliable information systems as well as hybrid and parallel system designs. Students are able to understand the key concepts and developments in modern computer system solutions and be able to apply these concepts to practical problems. Students enhance their knowledge in this area by preparing a talk and a report on contemporary developments.
ContentThe following topics are covered in this unit: application-specific computer system design, advanced embedded systems, sensor-actuator systems, intelligent systems, industrial applications, reliable systems/fault-tolerant systems, real-time requirements, watch-dogs, redundancy in hardware, information, time, and software, triple modular redundancy, dependability analysis, reliable software design, effective testing and debugging of hardware and software, test suites, system programming in C and C++.
AssessmentA systems-based outcome and the ability to work in an engineering team sharing tasks is assessed via a number of group laboratory reports and project demonstrations. Each studentís individual skills are assessed via a presentation and a written report on a contemporary engineering project.
Aims1. To understand the importance of fault tolerant systems
|Lectures||26 hrs||week 1|
|Tutorials||12 hrs||week 2|
|Labs||30 hrs||week 3||10 labs|
Unit Co-ordinator: Professor Thomas Bräunl
Lab Supervisor: TBA
Recommended ReadingT. Bräunl: Embedded Robotics, 3rd Ed., Springer, 2008
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|Type||Final Mark %||Semester Week|
|Labs (individual & groups)||50%||weeks 3-12|
|Seminar Presentation||10%||weeks 10-13|
|Written Report||20%||week 11|
All work submitted must be the individual student's own work.
Labs and reports will receive a 20% penalty for each day late.
All work submitted must be the student's (or group's, resp.) own work.
Citations must be clearly marked as such.
See the faculty policy on plagiarism.
See the faculty policy for scaling marks.
See the faculty policy for appeals.