TRON08011 2019 Electronics Level 8 Project

General Details

Full Title
Electronics Level 8 Project
Transcript Title
Electronics Level 8 Project
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Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Diane O'Brien, Sean Mullery
Programme Membership
SG_ETRON_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics SG_EELCO_K08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Computer Engineering

This is the Electronic Engineering Level 8 Project in which the student will demonstrate a synthesis of there knowledge applied to an open bounds problem.

The major deliverables will be a hardware/software implementation and a thesis with Literature Review, method, results, discussion and conclusion.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Develop a project proposal which shows evidence of project planning and definition of project scope.


Carry out a limited literature review that details the current state of the art within the scope of the project.


Justify a methodology for implementation based on concrete conclusions from the literature review.


Defend project/written submissions at interview.


Demonstrate software and/or hardware at appropriate stages of the year.


Communicate the outcomes of the project in written (Thesis) form.


Communicate with the primary supervisor in a manner consistent with the engineering profession.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Where a student is working in industry, they will be encouraged to do a work-based project. This project must comply with the learning outcomes and guidelines provided with this module.

Module Assessment Strategies



Exceptional level of attainment of learning outcomes

·         Outstanding and consistent work at or near publishable quality.

·         Demonstrates critical understanding of current knowledge drawing from relevant research papers and reviews.

·         Demonstrates an exceptional level of originality and creativity in thesis argument.

·         Opportunities evident to build on this work with further research.


Outstanding range and depth of attainment of learning outcomes

·         Outstanding and consistent work which clearly shows a high level of originality and creativity and/or the ability to argue realistic solution proposals to novel or complex problems.

·         Evidence of wide range of reading which includes research papers and current ‘state of play’ of the subject area.

·         Clear evidence of a creative and highly credible thesis argument.


Excellent attainment of virtually all learning outcomes

·         Excellent work which displays a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the subject area.

·         Evidence of critical evaluation of selected aspects of current knowledge.

·         Wide evidence of a cohesive and convincing thesis argument.


Clear attainment of most of the learning outcomes

·         Shows good knowledge and understanding of the subject area with no major gaps or omissions.

·         Displays ability to analyse, interpret and organise information to produce a coherent accounts and/or propose  solutions to relatively complex problems

·         Evidence of widespread reading beyond lecture notes and standard texts.


Satisfactory attainment of learning outcomes

·         Work shows a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the essentials of the subject area.

·         Evidence of ability to integrate information in a clear, well-structured account but lacking in breadth and depth, or with significant aspects omitted.

·         Thesis reasonably demonstrates a credible solution to limited, defined problems.

·         Evidence that other reading material was referenced outside standard texts and lecture notes.


Acceptable attainment of learning outcomes

·         Thesis shows a general knowledge and understanding of the subject area but it is very limited in depth and breath.

·         Acceptable argument of a proposed solution to basic, familiar problems.

·         Little or no evidence of reading around the subject area.

·         Work displays deficiencies and omissions but not serious enough to warrant a fail.


Deficient attainment of specific learning outcomes

·         Marginal failure.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the subject area are fragmented and in some cases showing a very basic understanding of the issues involved.

·         Clear evidence of at least one instance of a fundamental error or omission of a critical aspect of the proposed solution.

·         Unsatisfactory argument to propose an acceptable solution.


Widespread evidence of deficient attainment in core learning outcomes

·         Very limited range of knowledge with many important gaps and omissions.

·         Shows incomplete understanding of major aspects of subject area with numerous errors of interpretation.

·         Clear evidence demonstrating a poor or loose thesis argument with little in-depth analysis or problem engagement attempted.


Attempt at attaining learning outcomes markedly deficient in most of the learning outcomes

·         Shows only the most limited and fragmentary knowledge of the subject area with little or no understanding of the essential principles and concepts.

·         Very poor or loose work with no real attempt at any credible thesis argument.


No satisfactory attainment of most/all of the learning outcomes.

·         Virtually devoid of any evidence of an attempt to understand the subject area or to propose a solution.


Repeat Assessments

The student may be permitted to re-submit some part of the project for the repeat exam boards but where the project is deficient in many areas they will have to re-attend for the module.   

Indicative Syllabus

Agree on topic and scope with a supervisor.

Research application area.

Research electronics technology.

Identify suitable algorithm/s for implementation.

Justify choices of methodology and implementation

Write and submit a draft and final lit reviews.

Hardware or software DSP.

32-bit RISC.

Programmable logic technology.

Operating Systems / RTOS.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Literature Review Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % Week 13 1,2,3,6,7
2 Liaising with supervisor, progress reports, interim submissions of work Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5,7
3 End of Project Demonstration and Interview Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 30 % End of Term 1,3,4,5,7
4 Written Thesis Project Written Report 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Engineering Laboratory Project Work 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Online Project Work 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 13.66 Weekly 13.66
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.33 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources

Access to the IEEE database

Other Resources

Level 8 Electronic Engineering Project Handbook.

Thesis Template



Additional Information