TEJ2O - Grade 10 Computer Engineering Course Outline




Ministry Course Expectations

Course Outline

This course examines computer hardware and the control of external components from an engineering perspective. Students will learn how to solve problems, and will study the functions of key computer components and peripherals, logic gates, fundamental programming concepts, internal numbering and character representation systems, and operating systems and networks. Students will also develop an awareness of potential careers in the field of computer engineering.

All courses within HDSB are taught in learning environments that promote inclusive education, and identify and eliminate discriminatory biases, systemic barriers, and power dynamics that limit the ability of students to participate, learn, grow, and succeed. All students see themselves reflected in the curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, so that they are engaged in and empowered by their learning experiences.

Marking Categories:

  1. Application............. 45%
  2. Thinking................. 20%
  3. Knowledge............ 20%
  4. Communication... 15%
  5. Total:.......................100%

What will students be expected to learn? (Key Learnings)

In this course, you will be expected to provide evidence that you can:

Theory and Foundation:

  • Describe how the internal components of the computer enable the peripherals to function;
  • Describe a problem solving model such as the input, processing, output model;
  • Explain internal numbering and character representation systems;
  • Describe and illustrate the functions of logic gates;
  • Describe the fundamental programming constructs;
  • Describe how the internal components of the computer enable the peripherals to function;
  • Describe a problem solving model such as the input, processing, output model;
  • Explain internal numbering and character representation systems;
  • Describe and illustrate the functions of logic gates;
  • Describe the fundamental programming constructs.

Skills & Processes:

  • Connect and use correctly a variety of computer components and peripherals;
  • Demonstrate the use of an operating system, including a network;
  • Use logic gates to construct simple circuits;
  • Apply fundamental programming constructs to develop programs that interact with external components.

Impact & Consequences:

  • Describe the evolution of computer electronics;
  • Identify the social impact of computers and associated technologies;
  • Identify related computer careers.

Your skills as a learner will be assessed in the way you demonstrate:

Learning Skill "Look Fors"
Description
Responsibility
Fulfils responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment, completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines, and takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour.
Independent Work
Independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meets goals. Uses class time appropriately to complete tasks, and follows instructions with minimal supervision.
Initiative
Looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning. Demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks, and demonstrates curiosity and an interest in learning. Approaches new tasks with a positive attitude, and recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others.
Organization
Devises and follows a plan for completing work and tasks. Establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals. Identifies gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology and resources to complete tasks.
Collaboration
Accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group. Responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values and traditions of others, and builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions. Works with others to resolve conflicts and builds consensus to achieve group goals. Shares information, resources and expertise, and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and makes decisions.
Self-Regulation
Sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them. Seeks clarification or assistance when needed. Assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests. Identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieves goals. Perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.


You will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of these key learnings through your knowledge, thinking, communication and application of the learning.


Key Learnings
Description
Mark %
Knowledge
Emphasizes the ability to recall factual information, recognize fundamental concepts and the foundational skills of the subject/discipline
20 %
Thinking/Inquiry
Emphasizes the thinking skills used in thinking processes to demonstrate the student's understanding of information they have processed
20 %
Communication
Emphasizes the clear, precise and effective use of oral, written and visual language to communicate the student's understanding of information and ideas
10 %
Application
Emphasizes the application and integration of knowledge, skills, processes and techniques to produce evidence of the student's understanding
50 %


Note*** 70% of the student's mark comes from work completed during the term, including assignments, quizzes, unit tests and practical work.

Final Mark Calculation
Mark %
Term Unit Work
70 %
Final Written Exam
10 %
Final Practical Evaluation Project
20 %
Final Grade on Report Card
100 %


Course Information

The following outline illustrates the marking categories and work description for each class unit of activity. Students will be marked on their individual work performance, including attitude, teamwork, working safely and behavior in class. Each unit's total mark will be structured according to the following marking categories:





Unit #
Unit Name
Mark (%)
Course Description
1
AC/DC
Written Test 1

5%
Identify basic analog and direct current concepts. End unit written test.
2
Electrical
Practical Project

5%
Identify basic electrical components and concepts
3
Boolean Logic
Logic Worksheets
Practical Project
Final Practical Project

5%
5%
15%
Introduction to Boolean and Binary Concepts
4
Computers
Written Test 2

10%
Introduction to Computer Hardware. End unit written test.
5
Networks
Fabricated Cable
Written Test 3

5%
10%
Introduction to Networking. End unit written test.
6
VB.Net Programming
10%
Introduction to Computer Programming
Total Semester Mark
70 %
Final Written Exam
10 %
Final written exam involving all learned unit information
Final Practical Evaluation Project
20 %
Final Evaluation Practical Project involving all learned unit information