Module Title:Robotics Programming 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, class discussions, tutorials, laboratory exercises and demonstrations will be used. Emphasis will be placed on active learning including problem / project-based learning.
Module Aim: To introduce students to software development using a high-level programming language; to equip students with the skills and techniques required to develop software using an integrated development environment (IDE).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of software and algorithm development and the building blocks of a high-level programming language.
LO2 Utilise, flowcharts, pseudocode and debugging techniques in software development.
LO3 Define and use a variety of data types and structures in an appropriate context.
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of program flow and control
LO5 Work as an individual or in a small group to design and implement a software solution for a real world problem using a basic textual description of the problem.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Software Design
Core elements of computer programs
Data Types
Data types, arrays, strings, structures, typecasting
Making Decisions and Iterations
Conditional statements, ternary operator, loops, nesting
Functions
User-defined functions, calling and passing values to functions
Software Development, Testing and Debugging
Use a professional Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and debug code (breakpoints, single step), develop algorithms
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Project40.00%
Practical20.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A mixture of theory and/or practical assessments to reinforce learning throughout the semester. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A problem-based learning project based on real world scenarios. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of programming exercises to complement the theory elements of the module. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A mixture of theory and/or practical assessments to reinforce learning throughout the semester. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A problem-based learning project based on real world scenarios. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of programming exercises to complement the theory elements of the module. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 1 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 1 Mandatory