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EDF3231 - Computer control

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr G Russell


Not offered in 2007


This unit is designed to provide students with an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of computer-control technology, together with its characteristics and applications. Students will gain practical knowledge and experience in the creation of computer-controlled devices, and the programming of such models. Students will have the opportunity to design, research, construct and evaluate computer controlled models.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should possess a general knowledge of the concepts of digital logic as applied to robotics and monitoring devices; have developed user skills in relation to the construction of and programming of computer controlled robotic models and monitoring devices.


Report based on personal learning journal and professional reading: 30%; Group presentation of Control Technology Project: 20%; Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours per week