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SEE320 - Microcontroller System Design

Unit details

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

Ben Horan



Incompatible with:

SEE316 and SER300

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 2 hours project work 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 mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


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 ATMega128 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.


Three assignments (20%, 50%, 30%) 100%.  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) and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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