Centre for Software Engineering (CENSE)

short course: i-set robotics - sensors and programming (76985)

NOTE: This course will be available 2018.

Purpose
Qualifying students (educators and community leaders) will be equipped to coach the learners in specialized concepts of robotics.  These competencies contribute to the development of science, engineering and technology in communities in Southern Africa, Africa and globally.  The module is interactive, online and practical.  The student must participate in online discussions, connect to the Internet weekly, submit learning-unit tasks, and submit a portfolio as evidence of learning for a venue based examination.  The student is required to have access to robotic equipment (MindStorms EV3), a computer and EV3 software.

Recommended pre-requisite courses: I-SET Robotics - Practical Experience of Engineering and Programming (76997) CSISET1, I-SET Robotics - Components and Pedagogy (76820) CSR0B1E, and I-SET Robotics - Problem Solving, Data and Debugging (76984) CSR0B2E.

Target Group
Educators and community leaders who require the relevant knowledge and skill to present robotics in education.  Currently there is no formal module where this knowledge and skill are presented, taught and explored in a comprehensive, coherent and structured format.

Syllabus - CSR0B3E (the specialized use of sensors in programming)

  • The awareness of the practical implementation of high-tech sensing in robotics - the use, the engineering structures, the programming and the testing methods.
  • The implementation for the programming and problem-solving constructs used in robotics – in decision making, repetition and sub-routines.
  • The research and application of robotics and SET – with specific application to a Science, Engineering or Technology field of specialty.
  • The awareness of options for the extension of robotics education, e.g. Social Media, virtual environments, based on current literature.

Admission Requirements CSR0B3E

The credit calculation is based on the assumption that the student who enrols has the competencies detailed in CSR0B2E.

Assessment CSR0B3E

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies. Formative assessment: Will be used in the submission and evaluation of the assignment for each of the four learning units. Summative assessment: Will be implemented in a venue-based examination, during which a file of evidence of learning may be used as a reference. A certificate from Unisa will be awarded to candidates after obtaining a final mark of at least 50%.

Duration of module

Semester course (15 weeks)

Tuition method

The UNISA open and distance method of blended learning will be followed.  The study material will be provided according to the blended learning approach. Each learning unit requires a compulsory assignment for evaluation and feedback. This feedback will ensure that interaction between students and course facilitators occurs.

Course Fees

R3300 (the full course fees are payable on registration).  Lecture notes will be provided online.

Lecturers

Mrs P M Gouws (gouwspm@unisa.ac.za)

Administrator

Ms Pertunia Masalesa
School of Computing
GJ Gerwel Building, Floor 3, Office 05
Tel: 011 670 9139/9189

Fax: 011 670 9174/9274
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za