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SEE320 - Microcontroller System Design

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

2018 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Benjamin Champion


SEE215 or SER202



Incompatible with:

SEE316 and SER300

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week (weeks 1-5) and  2 hours project work per week (weeks 6-11).

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1 hour of class per week (weeks 1-5 recordings provided), 1x1 hour online seminar per week (weeks 1-11).



This unit introduces the student to the design of a micro controller based system, which will interface with external devices. Topics to be addressed include: specification, hardware and software design, interfacing via I/O to external devices, peripherals, project construction, testing and documentation. The choice of micro controllers is reviewed but the unit will be taught using the AVR ATMega2560 micro controller using the C programming language. Students may however use a micro controller and programming language of their own choice to complete the required tasks.


Assignment 1 (progress written report) 20%, Assignment 2 (project demonstration) 50%, Assignment 3 (final written report) 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 50% in the project demonstration and construction (this includes an oral component that must be passed).

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