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Microcontroller engineering themed teaching

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posted on 22.07.2011, 11:54 by Phil Barker
This case study has been developed from data gathered through observations of the teaching component, interviews with the tutor and a student focus group. The approach to teaching microcontroller engineering described here is distinctive because it has been conceived as a coherent theme spanning four modules over two years rather than a series of linked but essentially independent modules. The lecturer in charge set some aims for where he wanted students to be at the end of year two and designed the theme to lead up to these. The aims were that the students should be able to design a small embedded system with control, actuation and communication functions; they should be able to program it using relevant tools; and this system should stand up to scrutiny from the School's Industrial Advisory Group as being something of relevance to industry.



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If reproducing this work please include the following attribution statement: 'This Teaching Award 2011 Case Study was written by Dr Phil Barker for the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough University. Copyright © June 2011.‟ Tutor in Study: Peter Green, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Manchester



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