TRON08011 2019 Electronics Level 8 Project
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.
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.
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.
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.
Programmable logic technology.
Operating Systems / RTOS.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|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
|Practical||Engineering Laboratory||Project Work||4||Weekly||4.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||10||Weekly||10.00|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||13.66||Weekly||13.66|
Access to the IEEE database
Level 8 Electronic Engineering Project Handbook.