DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND CONTROLLERS

ELE3DEC

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesELE1IEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsELE2MDD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Digital systems, principles and applications

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTocci, R. J.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

ISBNN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 h 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

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
All online video content

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Laboratory design tasks (1,000-words equivalent) Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratoriesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
2 hour written exam (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3
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.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5
Embedded Design Project (1000 words equivalent) Students marked using a rubric based on their achievement of required functionality and documentation.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 h 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

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
All online video content

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Laboratory design tasks (1,000-words equivalent) Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratoriesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
2 hour written exam (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3
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.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5
Embedded Design Project (1000 words equivalent) Students marked using a rubric based on their achievement of required functionality and documentation.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5