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CC3501 - Computer Interfacing and Control

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Common interfaces to computer controlled equipment such as SPI and USB. Introduction to the physical layer characteristics of local area networks including IEEE 802.x and common industrial control networks, such as Fieldbus. High-level language programming of embedded microcontrollers and Linux systems. The application of real-time operating systems to embedded microcontroller based systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • differentiate between a range of common computer equipment interfaces and discuss their important benefits and limitations;
  • differentiate between common interfaces for sensors and actuators, and discuss how to connect them to existing or planned computerised industrial control and monitoring systems;
  • discuss the important physical characteristics of common local area networks;
  • discuss the specification, design and analysis of real-time systems;
  • develop internetworked embedded systems using microcontrollers and/or embedded Linux systems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Design project - prototype 28% Project report 12% - (40%) - Group
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (10%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CC2511 OR ADMITTANCE INTO MASTER OF ENGINEERING (PROF)

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Dr Eric Wang
Lecturer: Mr Laurance Papale.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Shou-Han Zhou.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.