CSU22E03 – Computer Engineering

Module CodeCSU22E03
Module NameComputer Engineering
ECTS Weighting[1]5 ECTS
Semester taughtSemester 1
Module Coordinator/s  Dr Donal o Mahony

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

LO1. Apply object-oriented programming principles to solve real problems.
LO2. Write and debug C++ object-oriented programs.
LO3. Identify and apply standard data structures and algorithms.
LO4. Design and embed testing methods in program development.
LO5. Describe how C++ programs are represented at runtime.

Module Content

The module is intended to build on the learning outcomes of an introductory course in C programming such as the Year 1 Computer Engineering I module to give students the ability to understand and apply object-oriented programming principles to solve real problems. Students will develop and debug programs using an integrated development environment. Students are introduced to some standard data structures and algorithms and are shown how and when they can best be applied.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teaching strategy is a mixture of traditional lecturing and hands-on practical work which is supervised and evaluated at weekly practical sessions. Practical work focuses on the development of complete working programs.

Assessment Details

Assessment ComponentBrief DescriptionLearning Outcomes Addressed% of totalWeek setWeek Due
ExaminationOnline Realtime 2hrLO1-LO550n/an/a
Course WorkPracticals in programming; online quizzes and MCQsLO1-LO5 50Weekly from Week 2Weekly from Week 2

Reassessment Details

Online Realtime 2hr examination (100%)

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:55 hours
Lecture33 hours
Laboratory 22 hours
Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:60 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material
(including preparation for examination, if applicable)
24 hours
Completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)36 hours
Total Hours115 hours

Recommended Reading List

Core Material

  • References and online material will be given as the module proceeds.

References for Further Study

  • D. S. Malik, C++ Programming: Program Design Including Data Structures, 8th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2018.
  • Siddhartha Rao, Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day”, 8th Edition, Sams Publishing, 2017.
  • Tony Gaddis, Starting Out with C++ from Control Structures to Objects, 9th Edition, Pearsons, 2017.

Advanced Topics

  • Bjarne Stroustrup, A Tour of C++, Addison-Wesley, 2018.
  • Scott Meyers, Effective C++: 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs, 3rd  Edition, Addison Wesley, 2005.

Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: CSU11E03.

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: working knowledge and ability to program in C.

Module Co-requisites

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