ENCE260-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Computer Systems

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

This is an introductory course to computer systems and is a mixture of computer programming in C, computer architecture, and embedded systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will have the following learning outcomes:

    Knowledge outcomes:
  • Have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of programming in the C language.
  • Knowing the basic components of a computer and how they interact to execute software.
  • Understanding the use of an embedded microcomputer and interfacing with common peripheral devices.

    Skills outcomes:
  • Ability to design structured C programs.
  • Ability to program a small embedded system.
  • Ability to apply Boolean algebra.

    Personal attributes developed:
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a software problem with a colleague.
  • Communicating complex concepts to peers.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

ENEL206; both COSC208/ENCE208 and COSC221/ENCE221

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 6 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 6 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 23 Jul
11 Sep - 24 Sep
02 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 23 Jul
11 Sep - 24 Sep
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 133, 134 17 Jul - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 133, 134 17 Jul - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 133, 134 17 Jul - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 22 Oct
04 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 133, 134 17 Jul - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 22 Oct
05 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 133, 134 17 Jul - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 133 Lab 2 11 Sep - 17 Sep
03 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 136 Lab 4 11 Sep - 17 Sep
04 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 131 Lab 1 11 Sep - 17 Sep
05 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab 11 Sep - 17 Sep
07 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab 11 Sep - 17 Sep
08 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Rata 342 CAD Lab 11 Sep - 17 Sep
09 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Rata 216 CAD Lab 11 Sep - 17 Sep

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 20%
Assignment 1 10%
Quizzes 10%
Assignment 2 10%
Final Exam 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

King, K. N; C programming : a modern approach ; Norton, 1996.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 600

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

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