6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Professor Tom Drummond
Dr Ajay Achath Mohanan (Malaysia)
CSE1301, TEC2041, TEC2042, TEC2171, TRC2400
This unit provides an introduction to computers and CPU organisation, assemblers and compilers, and algorithm design for engineering problems. It covers the language C and its implementation on a typical computer, including standard data types, arrays, control statements, functions, including ways of parameter passing, C library functions, pointers, strings, arrays of pointers, structures, linked lists and binary tree data structures, dynamic memory allocations, and calls to assembly language programs. Object-oriented programming is introduced. Software engineering is covered as the methodology of software development and lifecycle models. Operating system concepts are introduced. The unit also includes an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
At the end of this unit, the students should be able to:
- Evaluate the basic concepts of computer programming, CPU organization, assemblers and compilers, and algorithm design for engineering problems by using software engineering and operating systems concepts
- Develop and evaluate programs in the C language through understanding of standard data types, arrays, control statements, functions, pointers, strings, arrays of pointers, structures, linked lists, binary tree data structures and dynamic memory allocations.
Continuous assessment: 40%
Examination: (2 hours) 60%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week
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