Embedded Systems (2022)

Embedded Systems is a specified programme under the Bachelor of Computer Science and contains papers that align with the needs of the ICT industry.

Embedded Systems is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc).

To complete Embedded Systems as a specified programme for the BCompSc, students must take the following papers:

Year 1: COMPX101 or ENGEN103, COMPX102, CSMAX170, MATHS135, STATS111 or STATS121, ENGEN101 or MATHS165 or PHILO102, DIGIB101 or MGSYS101, and ENGEN111.

Year 2: COMPX201 or COMPX241, COMPX202 or COMPX242, COMPX203, COMPX204, COMPX222, COMPX223, CSMAX270 and ENGEE233.

Year 3: COMPX301, COMPX324, COMPX361, either (15 points from any 300 level COMPX paper and one of COMPX374 or COMPX397) or COMPX371 or COMPX398, COMPX349, ENGEE319 and 15 points from any subject at 200 level or above.

Note: Students intending to take COMPX371 should take the prerequisite SCIEN270 in Year 2 and defer CSMAX270 to Year 3.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX101Introduction to Programming15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Online), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Internet Waikato College) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. It also covers concepts such as the internals of the home computer, the history and future of computers, cyber security, computer gaming, databases, mobile computing and current researc...
    COMPX102Object-Oriented Programming15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Internet Waikato College), 22H (Hamilton) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing code contracts, computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis and object-oriented programming.
    CSMAX170Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Internet Waikato College), 22A (Tauranga) & 22B (Hamilton)
    The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the following areas: -Effective academic reasoning and communication -Information literacy and research skills -Academic integrity -Techniques and tools in the computing and mathematical sci...
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Internet Waikato College) & 22C (Internet Waikato College)
    Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
    ENGEN101Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga) & 22B (Hamilton)
    A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications.
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga) & 22G (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as the MATLAB language. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers.
    ENGEN111Electricity for Engineers15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga) & 22X (Hamilton)
    Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.
    MATHS135Discrete Structures15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga) & 22C (Internet Waikato College)
    An introduction to a number of the structures of discrete mathematics with wide applicability in areas such as: computer logic, analysis of algorithms, telecommunications, networks and public key cryptography. In addition it introduces a number of fundamental concepts which are useful in Statistics, Computer Science and further stu...
    MATHS165General Mathematics15.022A (Hamilton) & 22B (Internet Waikato College)
    An introduction to algebra, calculus and applications for students without NCEA Level 3 Mathematics. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATHS101 and/or MATHS102, should take these papers instead.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Internet Waikato College), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Internet Waikato College) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
    PHILO102Introduction to Logic15.022B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to symbolic logic, including formal testing of arguments for validity in propositional logic and predicate logic.
    STATS111Statistics for Science15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga) & 22C (Internet Waikato College)
    An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.
    STATS121Introduction to Statistical Methods15.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Online)
    An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis. Topics include general principles for statistical problem solving; some practical examples of statistical inference; and the study of relationships between variables using regression analysis.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX201Data Structures and Algorithms15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper covers object-oriented software development in Java focusing on abstract data types and dynamic data structures, while introducing design methodologies in software construction, software process, and software testing.
    COMPX202Mobile Computing and Software Architecture15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper continues object-oriented software development in Java, but also touching on alternative approaches. It introduces software development methodologies and the use of support tools, particularly repositories and a testing framework. Project work starts with GUI development in Java and works through to the construction of m...
    COMPX203Computer Systems15.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an overview of the operation of computer systems. The central theme is the way in which the hardware and software co-operate to allow the execution of programs written in a high-level language.
    COMPX204Practical Networking and Cyber Security15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an overview of the technologies and protocols involved in computer communications and cyber security. Practical work includes network programming.
    COMPX222Web Development15.022B (Hamilton) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper provides a broad overview of the principles and technologies used in Web Applications, with practical experience of client-side and server-side programming.
    COMPX223Database Practice and Experience15.022A (Hamilton)
    This paper approaches the subject of databases from a practical perspective - how do I create a database and how do I retrieve/update data. Both aspects are heavily addressed in this paper. Database creation and querying, using SQL, will be introduced in lectures as you will master practical skills associated with a commercial Data...
    COMPX241Software Engineering Design 115.022A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers object-oriented software development in Java focusing on abstract data types and dynamic data structures, while introducing design methodologies in software construction, software process, and software testing. A group project reinforces broader software engineering practices.
    COMPX242Software Engineering Design 215.022B (Hamilton)
    This paper continues object-oriented software development in Java introducing design methodologies in software architecture, detailed design, design patterns, software configuration management, and software testing. Project work starts with GUI development and works through to the development of mobile applications.
    CSMAX270Cultural Perspectives for Computing and Mathematical Sciences15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Tauranga)
    The paper provides students with an understanding of scientific and culture-specific perspectives on issues in computing and mathematical sciences. Students will learn how these perspectives can be applied in diverse cultural, international, ethical, and professional contexts.
    ENGEE233Digital Electronics and Microprocessors15.022A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX301Design and Analysis of Algorithms15.022A (Hamilton)
    This course gives a survey of advanced algorithms and analysis of their performance, along with heuristic methods that include basic Artificial Intelligence techniques.
    COMPX324User Experience Design15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    An introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) where students develop skills and techniques for the design and evaluation of modern computer interfaces.
    COMPX349Embedded Systems15.022B (Hamilton)
    This course covers the principles and design of embedded systems, including micro-controllers, embedded system architecture, real-time programming and operating systems, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays.
    COMPX361Logic and Computation15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Tauranga)
    The syllabus includes: further development of predicate logic with application to program verification; mathematical induction including structural induction; finite state automata and regular languages; Kleene's Theorem; Turing machines, the Church-Turing thesis, universal Turing machines and the Halting problem; formal grammars a...
    COMPX371Computer Science Work Placement30.022X (Block)
    This paper provides a full-immersion, authentic work experience that is relevant to a student's study, in a professional workplace.
    COMPX374Software Engineering Industry Project15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Tauranga)
    Students work in small groups to engineer a prototype for a medium-sized software project. Following established software engineering design principles, they elicit requirements and document specifications, design the system architecture and user interface, carry out documentation preparation, implementation, and plan for maintenan...
    COMPX397Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22X (Hamilton) & 22X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    COMPX398Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study30.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22X (Hamilton) & 22X (Tauranga)
    Students carry out an independent work-related project on an approved topic under staff supervision.
    ENGEE319Smart Grids and the Internet of Things15.022B (Hamilton)
    This paper is concerned with the application of sensors and IoT to modern smart grid electrical power systems including; sensor interfacing, data processing, power flow control and network stability.

2022 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 October 2021 7:02pm

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