Professional Courses for Computer Engineering Education

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Yinan Kong 1,* Yimin Xie 1

1. Department of Electronic Engineering, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, Australia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 16 Jul. 2010 / Revised: 11 Aug. 2010 / Accepted: 10 Sep. 2010 / Published: 8 Nov. 2010

Index Terms

Computer Engineering, Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning, CDIO, Digital Systems


A sequence of professional courses of study in Computer Engineering at the authors’ university was initiated. These included Digital Fundamentals, Programmable Logic Design, Computer Hardware and Digital Systems Design. This paper presents a study on how the problem based learning has been used for these courses. It also describes how CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) concepts have been applied with an overview of all the hardware resources necessary to support the degree.

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Yinan Kong, Yimin Xie, "Professional Courses for Computer Engineering Education", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.2, no.1, pp.1-8, 2010. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2010.01.01


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