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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Digital electronics and programmable microcontrollers are pervasive throughout the modern world, controlling everything from our communications and health systems through to transportation and entertainment. This subject covers the fundamentals of digital design and design with digital microcontroller. Topics covered include: digital logic, flip-flops, binary arithmetic, microcontrollers and serial communication. The course includes problem classes and laboratories which allow you to develop and debug digital circuits, and microcontroller systems which are programmed in Embedded C.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

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Learning resources

Digital systems, principles and applications

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorTocci, R. J.





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Career Ready


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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop software flow diagrams from a list of non-technical problem requirements
02. Design and construct circuits where microcontrollers are interfaced with simple input and output devices.
03. Develop firmware to solve engineering problems using Embedded C and using an industry standard IDE for code debugging.
04. Perform binary arithmetic and conversions between different number bases and data types.
05. Analyse digital logic circuits using truth tables and waveform timing diagrams to determine the output of the digital system.

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