IT Technology, 2nd Semester

Semester Programme

For the exchange student interested in developing an electronically smart future.

Exchange Programme

Target Group

Students with a basic knowledge of Embedded hard and software, C programming, Network routing and switching and electronics.

Purpose

The semester aims at preparing the students to be both practically as well as theoretically able work at an interdisciplinary level in the design and construction of systems encompassing the themes listed below. We could call these systems “IoT systems”.

  • Project management and participation
  • Embedded hard and software
  • C programming
  • Network routing and switching
  • Electronics
Lars Christian Bojen Nielsen
Lars Christian Bojen Nielsen International Coordinator
General Information

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English. You will experience a lot of different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work at the end of the module.

Conditions

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to have a solid knowledge and practical experience in setting up a system including:

  • Project management and participation
  • Embedded hard and software
  • Python programming
  • Network routing and switching
  • Electronics

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more.  

Course Description

Activity 1

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Project Management and Participation

ECTS

12

Workload

320 hours. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Working on a team project related to the in parallel running courses Embedded, Electronics and Networking, and possibly with a company. We use GitLab for project management.

Besides consolidating the material from the other courses, a large part of the project is directly related to the topic about project management.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • How to conduct a project workflow.

The student is able to:

  • Set up a project plan for medium scale projects.

The student is able to:

  • Take part in a practice-oriented project development processes.

 

Activity 2

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Embedded

ECTS

6

Workload

160 hours. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Working with building, configuring and programming an embedded system.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • The basics of embedded system.

The student is able to:

  • Configure/program basic embedded/microcontroller systems.

The student is able to:

  • Take part in a practice-oriented development processes within IoT.

 

Activity 3

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Network

ECTS

6

Workload

160 hours. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Configuring routes and switches with protocols like IP, STP, DHCP and OSPF. Setting up Wi-Fi controller and Access points. Setting up DHCP, NAT, DMZ and Port forwarding and servers and clients to test the networks.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • Network protocols and server technologies in general.

The student is able to:

  • Implement practical network solutions by configuring routers and switches.

The student is able to:

  • Take part in a practice-oriented networking development processes.

 

Activity 4

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Electronics

ECTS

6

Workload

160 hours. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Designing, building, and testing electronics circuits to control e.g. actuators like motors, pumps, and light emitters. Designing, building, and testing electronics circuits for a variety of sensors like pressure sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor, altitude sensor.

Knowledge: The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • Technical mathematics applied to the subject area as needed to understand electronic circuits and construction.

Skills: The student can:

  • Design, build and test basic electronics circuits aimed at IoT.

Competencies: The student is able to:

  • Undertake analysis, diagnosis, testing and maintenance of the electronic systems.

Examination

The semester is ended with an interdisciplinary practical exam including the following themes:

  • Project management and project participation
  • Embedded hard and software
  • Python programming
  • Network routing and switching
  • Electronics