Microcomputer, Project Laboratory, 8 credits

Konstruktion med mikrodatorer, projektkurs, 8 hp

TSEA29

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Anders Nilsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Anders Nilsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 174 h
Recommended self-study hours: 39 h
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6IDAT Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 5 (Autumn 2022) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping E
6IDAT Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Software Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2022) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2022) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping C
6IELK Engineering Electronics, Bachelor of Science in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2022) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping E
6IELK Engineering Electronics, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 5 (Autumn 2022) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping E
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in switching theory, electronics and computer hardware

Intended learning outcomes

The course aim is to give practical knowledge about how to use microprocessors in digital systems. The course will give experience in the design process, in how to work in a project and how to present the results of a project. After the course the student shall be able to:

  • design a computer controlled machine
  • analyse and structure problems in digital design
  • use methods for structured design of complex digital systems
  • write a requirement specification
  • use knowledge from other courses
  • take initiative to find and learn complementary knowledge
  • execute a project according to a project model
  • plan a project and to document this in project- and time plans
  • follow up and modify project- and time plans
  • actively support that the internal work in the project group works well.
  • take initiative and find creative solutions
  • present the project results orally and in written form
  • use modern deveopment tools for design of hardware and software, and be aware of the abilities and limitations of these systems
  • find errors in digital systems by use of modern measurement tools
  • make a project reflection document and propose changes
A broader goal for the course is to develop the creativity and to give training in experimental thinking. The projects are run as realistic as possible in order to train the student for the situations that will appear in industrial projects.
    The result of the project work shall:
  • have good technical quality and be based on modern knowledge and design methods for digital systems.
  • be documented in a project- and time plan,a requirement specification,a design specificationon and in a technical dokumentation
  • be presented at a seminar
  • be demonstrated
  • be followed up in a project reflection document

Course content

A computer controlled machine (both hardware and software) is designed from requirement specification to a working prototype. Seminars, labs and project includes:

  • Project work: plans, roles, organization, specifications, documents, the LIPS-model.
  • System teory: specification, modeling, design, implementation methods.
  • Digital design
  • Development tools
  • Measurement: logic analyser
  • (Contents as described by CDIO syllabus: 2.1-2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 4.3-4.6.)

    Teaching and working methods

    This is a project course where the students work in groups of about six students. Each group designs and builds a digital system controlled by a number of microprocessors. The project design includes construction of both hardware and software. The project work shall follow the LIPS project model and be specified in a project plan.
    The course runs over the entire autumn semester.

    Examination

    PRA1Project, written and oral presentation8 creditsU, G
    Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

    Grades

    Two grade scale, older version, U, G

    Other information

    About teaching and examination language

    The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

    • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
    • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
    • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

    Other

    The course is conducted in a manner where both men's and women's experience and knowledge are made visible and developed. 

    The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point.  

    If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

    Department

    Institutionen för systemteknik

    Course literature

    Books

    • Sven Eklund, Arbeta i projekt studentlitteratur
    • Svensson, Tomas, Krysander, Christian, (2011) Projektmodellen LIPS 1. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2011
      ISBN: 9789144075259
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Project, written and oral presentation 8 credits U, G
Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

Course syllabus

A syllabus must be established for each course. The syllabus specifies the aim and contents of the course, and the prior knowledge that a student must have in order to be able to benefit from the course.

Timetabling

Courses are timetabled after a decision has been made for this course concerning its assignment to a timetable module. 

Interruption in and deregistration from a course

The LiU decision, Guidelines concerning confirmation of participation in education (Dnr LiU-2020-02256), states that interruptions in study are to be recorded in Ladok. Thus, all students who do not participate in a course for which they have registered must record the interruption, such that the registration on the course can be removed. Deregistration from or interrupting a course is carried out using a web-based form: https://www.lith.liu.se/for-studenter/kurskomplettering?l=en

Cancelled courses and changes to the course syllabus

Courses with few participants (fewer than 10) may be cancelled or organised in a manner that differs from that stated in the course syllabus. The Dean is to deliberate and decide whether a course is to be cancelled or changed from the course syllabus. 

Guidelines relating to examinations and examiners 

For details, see Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, Dnr LiU-2020-04501  (http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592).

An examiner must be employed as a teacher at LiU according to the LiU Regulations for Appointments, Dnr LiU-2021-01204 (https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622784). For courses in second-cycle, the following teachers can be appointed as examiner: Professor (including Adjunct and Visiting Professor), Associate Professor (including Adjunct), Senior Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Senior Lecturer), Research Fellow, or Postdoc. For courses in first-cycle, Assistant Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Lecturer) can also be appointed as examiner in addition to those listed for second-cycle courses. In exceptional cases, a Part-time Lecturer can also be appointed as an examiner at both first- and second cycle, see Delegation of authority for the Board of Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Forms of examination

Principles for examination

Written and oral examinations and digital and computer-based examinations are held at least three times a year: once immediately after the end of the course, once in August, and once (usually) in one of the re-examination periods. Examinations held at other times are to follow a decision of the board of studies.

Principles for examination scheduling for courses that follow the study periods:

  • courses given in VT1 are examined for the first time in March, with re-examination in June and August
  • courses given in VT2 are examined for the first time in May, with re-examination in August and October
  • courses given in HT1 are examined for the first time in October, with re-examination in January and August
  • courses given in HT2 are examined for the first time in January, with re-examination in March and in August.

The examination schedule is based on the structure of timetable modules, but there may be deviations from this, mainly in the case of courses that are studied and examined for several programmes and in lower grades (i.e. 1 and 2). 

Examinations for courses that the board of studies has decided are to be held in alternate years are held three times during the school year in which the course is given according to the principles stated above.

Examinations for courses that are cancelled or rescheduled such that they are not given in one or several years are held three times during the year that immediately follows the course, with examination scheduling that corresponds to the scheduling that was in force before the course was cancelled or rescheduled.

When a course is given for the last time, the regular examination and two re-examinations will be offered. Thereafter, examinations are phased out by offering three examinations during the following academic year at the same times as the examinations in any substitute course. If there is no substitute course, three examinations will be offered during re-examination periods during the following academic year. Other examination times are decided by the board of studies. In all cases above, the examination is also offered one more time during the academic year after the following, unless the board of studies decides otherwise. In total, 6 re-examinations are offered, of which 2 are regular re-examinations. In the examination registration system, the examinations given for the penultimate time and the last time are denoted. 

If a course is given during several periods of the year (for programmes, or on different occasions for different programmes) the board or boards of studies determine together the scheduling and frequency of re-examination occasions.

Retakes of other forms of examination

Regulations concerning retakes of other forms of examination than written examinations and digital and computer-based examinations are given in the LiU guidelines for examinations and examiners, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592.

Registration for examination

In order to take an written, digital or computer-based examination, registration in advance is mandatory, see decision in the university’s rule book https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682. An unregistered student can thus not be offered a place. The registration is done at the Student Portal or in the LiU-app during the registration period. The registration period opens 30 days before the date of the examination and closes 10 days before the date of the examination. Candidates are informed of the location of the examination by email, four days in advance. 

Code of conduct for students during examinations

Details are given in a decision in the university’s rule book: http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682.

Retakes for higher grade

Students at the Institute of Technology at LiU have the right to retake written examinations and digital and computer-based examinations in an attempt to achieve a higher grade. This is valid for all examination components with code “TEN”, “DIT” and "DAT". The same right may not be exercised for other examination components, unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus.

A retake is not possible on courses that are included in an issued degree diploma. 

Grades

The grades that are preferably to be used are Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass not without distinction (4) and Pass with distinction (5). 

  • Grades U, 3, 4, 5 are to be awarded for courses that have written or digital examinations.
  • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded for courses with a large degree of practical components such as laboratory work, project work and group work.
  • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) are to be used for degree projects and other independent work.

Examination components

The following examination components and associated module codes are used at the Faculty of Science and Engineering:

  • Grades U, 3, 4, 5 are to be awarded for written examinations (TEN) and digital examinations (DIT).
  • Examination components for which the grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded are laboratory work (LAB), project work (PRA), preparatory written examination (KTR), digital preparatory written examination (DIK), oral examination (MUN), computer-based examination (DAT), home assignment (HEM), and assignment (UPG).
  • Students receive grades either Fail (U) or Pass (G) for other examination components in which the examination criteria are satisfied principally through active attendance such as tutorial group (BAS) or examination item (MOM).
  • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) are to be used for the examination components Opposition (OPPO) and Attendance at thesis presentation (AUSK) (i.e. part of the degree project).

In general, the following applies:

  • Mandatory course components must be scored and given a module code.
  • Examination components that are not scored, cannot be mandatory. Hence, it is voluntary to participate in these examinations, and the voluntariness must be clearly stated. Additionally, if there are any associated conditions to the examination component, these must be clearly stated as well.
  • For courses with more than one examination component with grades U,3,4,5, it shall be clearly stated how the final grade is weighted.

For mandatory components, the following applies (in accordance with the LiU Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592): 

  • If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

For possibilities to alternative forms of examinations, the following applies (in accordance with the LiU Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592): 

  • If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.
  • If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.
  • An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaing the objectives of the course.

Reporting of examination results

The examination results for a student are reported at the relevant department.

Plagiarism

For examinations that involve the writing of reports, in cases in which it can be assumed that the student has had access to other sources (such as during project work, writing essays, etc.), the material submitted must be prepared in accordance with principles for acceptable practice when referring to sources (references or quotations for which the source is specified) when the text, images, ideas, data, etc. of other people are used. It is also to be made clear whether the author has reused his or her own text, images, ideas, data, etc. from previous examinations, such as degree projects, project reports, etc. (this is sometimes known as “self-plagiarism”).

A failure to specify such sources may be regarded as attempted deception during examination.

Attempts to cheat

In the event of a suspected attempt by a student to cheat during an examination, or when study performance is to be assessed as specified in Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the examiner is to report this to the disciplinary board of the university. Possible consequences for the student are suspension from study and a formal warning. More information is available at https://www.student.liu.se/studenttjanster/lagar-regler-rattigheter?l=en.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva

Books

Sven Eklund, Arbeta i projekt studentlitteratur
Svensson, Tomas, Krysander, Christian, (2011) Projektmodellen LIPS 1. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2011

ISBN: 9789144075259

Note: The course matrix is not fully translated to English.

I U A Modules Comment
1. ÄMNESKUNSKAPER
1.1 Kunskaper i grundläggande matematiska och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
Matematisk analys
Mathematical analysis
1.2 Kunskaper i grundläggande (motsvarande G1X) teknikvetenskapliga ämnen
X
X
PRA1
Digitalteknik, datorteknik, elektronik, programmering
Digital technology, computer technology, electronics, programming
1.3 Fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande G2X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
X
PRA1
Maskinprogrammering, realtidsprogrammering
Machine programming, real-time programming
1.4 Väsentligt fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande A1X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
1.5 Insikt i aktuellt forsknings- och utvecklingsarbete
2. INDIVIDUELLA OCH YRKESMÄSSIGA FÄRDIGHETER OCH FÖRHÅLLNINGSSÄTT
2.1 Analytiskt tänkande och problemlösning
X
X
PRA1
Problemidentifiering och formulering, modellering, slutsatser och rekommendationer
Problem identification and formulation, modeling, conclusions and recommendations
2.2 Experimenterande och undersökande arbetssätt samt kunskapsbildning
X
X
PRA1
Hypotesformulering och provning, experimentell metodik
Hypothesis formulation and testing, experimental methodology
2.3 Systemtänkande
X
Helhetstänkande, avvägningar i val av lösningar, prioritering och fokusering, kompromisser
2.4 Förhållningssätt, tänkande och lärande
X
X
PRA1
Initiativförmåga, uthållighet och anpassningsförmåga, kreativt tänkande, planering av tid o resurser, självkännedom
Overall thinking, trade-offs in choice of solutions, prioritization and focus, compromises
2.5 Etik, likabehandling och ansvarstagande
X
PRA1
Ansvar och pålitlighet, professionellt uppträdande
Responsibility and reliability, professional behavior
3. FÖRMÅGA ATT ARBETA I GRUPP OCH ATT KOMMUNICERA
3.1 Arbete i grupp
X
X
PRA1
Grupparbete, grupputveckling, ledarskap
Team work, team development, leadership
3.2 Kommunikation
X
X
PRA1
Skriftlig och muntlig framställan, multimedia o elektronisk kommunikation
Written and oral presentation, multimedia and electronic communication
3.3 Kommunikation på främmande språk
X
Läsa engelska
Reading English
4. PLANERING, UTVECKLING, REALISERING OCH DRIFT AV TEKNISKA PRODUKTER OCH SYSTEM MED HÄNSYN TILL AFFÄRSMÄSSIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
4.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling för kunskapsutveckling
X
Ingenjörens roll och ansvar
The role and responsibility of the engineer
4.2 Företags- och affärsmässiga villkor
4.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera utveckling av produkter och system
X
X
X
PRA1
I:att leda utvecklingsprojekt, UA:Att specificera, definiera och modellera system
I: to lead development projects, UA: To specify, define and model systems
4.4 Att konstruera produkter och system
X
X
PRA1
Konstruktionsprocessen och dess faser och metodik, kunskapsanvändning vid konstruktion, multidisciplinär konstruktion
The design process and its phases and methodology, use of knowledge in construction, multidisciplinary construction
4.5 Att realisera produkter och system
X
X
PRA1
Implementering av hård- och mjukvara, integrering av hård- och mjukvara, test och verifiering, ledning av realiseringsprocessen
Implementation of hardware and software, integration of hardware and software, testing and verification, management of the manufacturing process
4.6 Att ta i drift och använda produkter och system
X
Att utforma driften
Design of operational aspects
5. PLANERING, GENOMFÖRANDE OCH PRESENTATION AV FORSKNINGS- ELLER UTVECKLINGSPROJEKT MED HÄNSYN TILL VETENSKAPLIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
5.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling
5.2 Ekonomiska villkor för kunskapsutveckling
5.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
5.4 Att genomföra forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
5.5 Att redovisa och utvärdera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt

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