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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the concept of fault, error, failure, layered machines, classification of faults, provision of static and dynamic redundancy, hardware, software, time, information and network redundancy, N-version and roll-back recovery methods, concepts of local and global clocks, time validity of information in real time systems and networks.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Soh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to use the existing fault-tolerant and real-time computing literature.
02. Ability to describe, explain, generalize, classify, adapt and assess techniques, which are currently available for designing and analysing reliable fault-tolerant and real-time computer systems.
03. Ability to outline the methodologies that are available to combat system failures caused by hardware and/or software.
04. Ability to recognise dependability analysis techniques, which can be used to verify that a system has met its requirements.
05. Ability to discuss and explain the design fundamentals of a leading commercial real-time, fault-tolerant system.
06. Ability to identify the possible risks and ethical and social considerations relevant to designing a critical fault-tolerant system.

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