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Unit: Embedded Systems (8231)

Level: 3Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2015)


    This unit aims to:
     - present fundamental assembly-language programming skills;
     - illustrate the functional hardware components of a microcontroller; and
     - present the skills needed to interface a variety of external devices with microcontrollers.

    Class Contact

    3 hour lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week; plus lab works 3 hour (4 weeks).


    Electronic Systems and Introduction to DSP.

    Assumed knowledge: Basic electronics hardware and software technologies.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
     - define embedded systems, microcontrollers, and general purpose computers:
     - describe the key functional units of related microcontrollers;
     - apply the key concepts of the unified modelling language (ULM) to an embedded system design and illustrate the use of tools to edit, compile, assemble, link, and debug programs: and
     - successfully complete a prototype designed embedded project.

    Referenced Courses

    • 106JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering

    Referenced Unit Sets

    • MJ0158 Major in Network Engineering

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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