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SEE215 - Microcontroller Principles

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SEE315
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Abbas Kouzani


SEE103 (SEE202 is highly recommended)



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.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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