DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND CONTROLLERS

ELE3DEC

2020

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 the students to develop and debug digital circuits, and microcontroller systems which are programmed in Embedded C.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE2MDD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDigital systems, principles and applications,RecommendedTocci, R. J., 2017 (12th edition)PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop software flow diagrams from non-technical problem requirements.

Activities:
Laboratory classes and tutorials where students need to create flow diagrams to solve complex problems. Modelled as worked examples in lectures and tutorial classes

02. Analyse digital logic circuits using truth tables and waveform timing diagrams to determine the output of the digital system.

Activities:
The design and analysis techniques are modelled in lectures and then practiced in laboratories, tutorials and assignments.

03. Perform binary arithmetic and conversions between different number bases.

Activities:
Number bases are demonstrated in lectures and tutorials. Students perform practical problem solving in assignments and laboratory sessions and use discipline-specific terminology.

04. Design and implement circuits which interface microcontrollers with a range of input and output devices.

Activities:
Throughout laboratories, assignments and tutorials students are required to design circuits and use data sheets to interface microcontrollers with other common components.

05. Develop software to solve engineering problems using Embedded C using industry standard IDE for code debugging.

Activities:
For 6 laboratory classes and throughout assignments and tutorials students are required to develop code to solve specific problems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory lecture - meet the lecturer"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All online video followed with online quizzes"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All online video content"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 hours problem solving in laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Laboratory design tasks (1,000-words equivalent)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
2 hour written exam (2,000-words equivalent)50 02, 03
Two group-based problem solving activities (500 words per student total)Two group based escape room activities will replace normal tutorials. Marking based on achievement of team through escape room exercises.10 04, 05
Embedded Design Project (1000 words equivalent)Students marked using a rubric based on their achievement of required functionality and documentation.20 01, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory lecture - meet the lecturer"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All online video followed with online quizzes"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All online video content"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 hours problem solving in laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Laboratory design tasks (1,000-words equivalent)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
2 hour written exam (2,000-words equivalent)50 02, 03
Two group-based problem solving activities (500 words per student total)Two group based escape room activities will replace normal tutorials. Marking based on achievement of team through escape room exercises.10 04, 05
Embedded Design Project (1000 words equivalent)Students marked using a rubric based on their achievement of required functionality and documentation.20 01, 04, 05