15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: It is preferable, but not essential that the student has completed the core PSLP modules before undertaking this module: CPE6200, CPE6210 and CPE6270

Aims/Description: The use of computers in control process has resulted in some serious problems in the design and maintenance of safe process systems. An introduction is given to computer architecture. Requirements analysis and systems analysis with supporting tools are described followed by software concepts and tools. Training is given in software and system testing and validation, software maintenance and redesign and the development of fault tolerant systems. The standards required for safety critical instrument systems are examined. Other topics include design, operation and maintenance and safety critical systems. The above material is amplified by appropriate case studies.

Staff Contact: ALLUM STEPHEN M
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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