Embedded Systems (8231.4)
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|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Technology
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand embedded system, microcontrollers, and general purpose computers;
2. Articulate the key functional units of related microcontrollers; and
3. Illustrate the key concepts of the unified modelling language (ULM) to an embedded system design and use of tools to edit, compile, assemble, link, and debug program.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites8223 Introduction to Computer Engineering and 8224 Electronic Systems.
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We will not follow any book chapter by chapter. The following books will be used as reference. The specific relavant reading sections from books, if any, will be provided on unit's Canvas site.
Embedded System Design A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction, by Frank Vahid/Tony Givargis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002. ISBN 978-0-471-38678-0
Computers as Components, 3rd Edition By: Marilyn Wolf Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub. Date: June 12, 2012 Print ISBN-13: 978-0-12-388436-7 Web ISBN-13: 978-0-12-388442-8)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To be awarded a particular grade in Embedded Systems, students must meet the overall requirements, the lab requirements and the exam requirements set out in the table below. All grades are conditional upon the following minimum requirements:
- Minimum 50% of combined marks from the lab works (includes the project work), and
- Minimum 50% in the final exam.
Assignments + Exam
Minimum 50% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 65% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 75% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 85% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
|Lecture (12x2 hours)
|Lab Sessions (12x1 hours)
Your participation in both class and online activitives will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Since half of the assessed marks are based upon lab work, Your participation in the labs is higly recommended.
Required IT skills
The prerequisite subjects for this unit will have prepared the student adequately for commencing this unit.
NA. Students are expected to buy one of the reference textbooks which can cost about 100 AUD. Further, they are encouraged to purchase a Arduino toolkit, which can cost upto 100 AUD.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit
Students will have to strictly adhere to the safety principles in the lab. Irresponsible handling of the lab electrical/electronics equipment can lead to very serious injuries and loss. Please follow the safety guidelines while working in the lab.