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ELEC6235 SOC Design Project

Module Overview

This project is a group based design project where the cohort is divided into teams and each team is required to complete a specific design task based around FPGAs or Embedded Processors. The module enables students to move from computer simulations to practical work. The project teams will also give several presentations and prepare a final report with both group and individual elements.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Develop team and time management skills
  • Complete a group report with integrated individual elements
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Complete an FPGA based practical project to a specification
  • Achieve a set of design goals


1. FPGA design 2. Embedded Processor Implementation 3. Sensor Integration 4. System design and testing 5. Presentation and management

Learning and Teaching

Follow-up work6
Completion of assessment task116
Wider reading or practice10
Preparation for scheduled sessions6
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

Laboratory sessions are scheduled in the labs on level 2 of the Zepler building Length of each session: 3 hours Number of sessions completed by each student: 12 Max number of students per session: unlimited Demonstrator:student ratio: 1:12 Preferred teaching weeks: 1 to 12


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 30%
Coursework 30%
Individual reflection 10%
Project proposal 10%
Project report 20%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: ELEC3221 OR ELEC6259

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