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SEE215 - Microcontroller Principles

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:SEE315
Unit chair:

Abbas Kouzani


SEE103 (SEE202 is highly recommended)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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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