SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:27:05 PMENGR 103 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 103Title:  MICROCONTROLLER PROJECTS  
Full Title:  Microcontroller Projects
Last Reviewed:10/24/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will work in small groups to design, construct, and test small electro-mechanical projects using computer interface modules and microcontrollers. Students gain exposure to mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer programming in a team-oriented environment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will work in small groups to design, construct, and test small electro-mechanical projects using computer interface modules and microcontrollers. Students gain exposure to mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer programming in a team-oriented environment.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
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CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate individual and team skills on narrowly defined engineering tasks under time and competition pressures
2.  Design, build, program, test, and troubleshoot a self-defined, microcontroller-based engineering project
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe and apply appropriate team behaviors and time management skills
2. Interpret and augment design specifications to develop detailed design goals
3. Program controller modules to perform rudimentary tasks

Topics and Scope
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I. Microcontroller System Fundamentals
    A. Functions and uses of microcontrollers
    B. Common microcontroller types and models
    C. Common inputs & outputs
    D. Programming languages
    E. Powering of microcontrollers
II. Data Acquisition
    A. Analog and digital input types
    B. Analog to digital conversion
    C. Simple sensors: switches and potentiometers
    D. Sensors for temperature, pressure, and acceleration
    E. Sensors for light and sound
III. Output Devices
    A. Digital and analog output types
    B. Digital to analog conversion
    C. Light-based output devices
    D. Speakers
     E. Shape memory alloy actuators
    F. Solenoids and motors
IV. Microcontroller Architecture
    A. Central processing unit
    B. Memory
    C. Clock
    D. Communication buses
    E. Input/output ports
V. Programming Basics
    A. Storing variables
    B. Collecting input
    C. Delivering output
    D. Other common functions
    E. Compiling code
    F. Uploading to microcontroller
VI. Overview of Team Project Skills
    A. Team roles and behaviors
    B. Team time management
    C. Engineering design algorithms
    D. Oral presentation skills      
    E. Interpretation of design specifications

Assignments:
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1. Participation, orientation and teamwork exercises (2-5)
2. Self-paced programming training modules (1-2)
3. Preliminary technology demonstrations (2-3)
4. Project planning documents (typically detailed design goals and a tabular timeline with responsibilities)
5. Checkpoint meeting presentations and documents (typically three: conceptual, proof of concept, and midpoint)
6. Self and team assessments (2-4)
7. Construction of microcontroller project
8. Project presentation and demonstration

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Project planning and checkpoint documents.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Technology skill demonstrations, checkpoint meeting presentations, project construction, project demonstration.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Participation in class exercises and design team activities. Completion of training modules. Self and team assessments.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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