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SEE215 - Microcontroller Principles

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Abbas Kouzani


SEE103 or SEJ102



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit introduces the basic concepts involved in the operation of microcontrollers and microcontroller-based systems. Some examples of microcontrollers are discussed. One specific microcontroller is introduced and studied in detail in respect of software programming and hardware system design aspects. Basic interrupt concepts, interfacing to memory and external input/output devices, and some simple applications are discussed.


Assignment 10%, project 50%, report 30%, oral presentation 10%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% on the project.

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