This course provides an introduction to C programming and software development. The course focuses on structured program development using the C language. Students will also learn to document code, debug programs and to utilize software libraries.
- 50% in ELEX 1112
Below is one offering of ELEX 2125 for the Fall 2022 term.
Wed Sep 07 - Wed Nov 16 (10 weeks)
- 10 weeks
- CRN 43245
Class meeting times
|Sep 07 - Nov 16||Mon, Wed||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby|
|Sep 07 - Nov 16||Mon, Wed||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
No class on Monday, October 10th (Thanksgiving Day). Students must report to SW01-1021 on the first day of class. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use (ii) the Integrated Development Environment of Microsoft's Visual Studio to write, compile, test and debug C programs. 
- Define (i) the standard C data types including integer, character and floating-point. 
- Use (iii) control structures such as if, if-else, else-if, switch, while, do-while and for. 
- Implement (iii) user-defined functions as part of modular design practice. [1,2, 4]
- Use (iii) functions from the C standard library. 
- Implement (iii) call-by-value and call-by-simulated-reference. 
- Use (iii) arrays to store and analyze data. 
- Access (iii) and manipulate (iii) data using pointer-offset notation, array-subscript notation, and pointer arithmetic. 
- Manipulate (iii) integer data on a bit level by employing bit-wise operators and masking techniques. 
Learning Outcome Taxonomy
Based on the BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre publication “Writing Learning Outcomes”, the ECET department has defined four levels describing the depth of learning for each outcome. These are:
(i) Knowledge – Topics are mentioned, but not covered much beyond introduction or awareness.
(ii) Comprehension - Students are expected to explain and understand a topic.
(iii) Application - Students are expected to apply the information in new, but similar, situations.
(iv) Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis - A thorough covering of a topic such that students can analyze and design new solutions.
The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) oversees the accreditation of engineering programs across Canada. To measure the effectiveness of an engineering program the CEAB has identified twelve specific attributes that the graduate is expected to possess and use as the foundation to developing and advancing an engineering career. To ensure that the overall curriculum of the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical program covers these attributes sufficiently, the learning outcomes for each course have been mapped to applicable CEAB graduate attributes.
1. A knowledge base for engineering: Demonstrated competence in university level mathematics, natural sciences, engineering fundamentals, and specialized engineering knowledge appropriate to the program.
2. Problem analysis: An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in order to reach substantiated conclusions.
3. Investigation: An ability to conduct investigations of complex problems by methods that include appropriate experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information in order to reach valid conclusions.
4. Design: An ability to design solutions for complex, open-ended engineering problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate attention to health and safety risks, applicable standards, and economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations.
5. Use of engineering tools: An ability to create, select, apply, adapt, and extend appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to a range of engineering activities, from simple to complex, with an understanding of the associated limitations.
6. Individual and team work: An ability to work effectively as a member and leader in teams, preferably in a multi-disciplinary setting.
7. Communication skills: An ability to communicate complex engineering concepts within the profession and with society at large. Such ability includes reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the ability to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, and to give and effectively respond to clear instructions.
8. Professionalism: An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, especially the primary role of protection of the public and the public interest.
9. Impact of engineering on society and the environment: An ability to analyze social and environmental aspects of engineering activities. Such ability includes an understanding of the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural aspects of society, the uncertainties in the prediction of such interactions; and the concepts of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship.
10. Ethics and equity: An ability to apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity.
11. Economics and project management: An ability to appropriately incorporate economics and business practices including project, risk, and change management into the practice of engineering and to understand their limitations.
12. Life-long learning: An ability to identify and to address their own educational needs in a changing world in ways sufficient to maintain their competence and to allow them to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
Effective as of Fall 2018
C Programming for Electronics (ELEX 2125) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
- Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering Full-time
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Automation and Instrumentation Option)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Telecommunications and Networks Option)
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