2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Not available from 2021 (replaced by SEE222 Embedded Systems Design (2 credit points)
SIT172 and one unit from SEE103 or SEJ102
SEE010 or SEJ010 and must be enrolled in S461 Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) or S463 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
For weeks 1-5 students are required to engage in 1x3 hour class and 1x3 hour seminar per week. For weeks 6-11 students are required to engage in 1x3 hour of practical and 1x3 hour of self-directed practical per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.
Independent and collaborative learning activities including for weeks 1 -5, 1 x 3 hour class per week (recordings provided), and for weeks 1-11: 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week Students are required to attend and participate in project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.
Student Equipment Purchases
Learning experiences and assessment activities in this unit require that students have access to specific computing mechatronics components/equipment, such as an Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller and other components that vary from year to year. The expected cost of this equipment for this unit is approximately $100. These components will also be usable in subsequent units.
This unit introduces the basic concepts involved in the operation of microcontrollers and microcontroller-based systems. Some examples of microcontrollers are listed. One specific microcontroller is introduced and studied in detail in respect to both hardware system design and software programming aspects. Basic inputs and outputs, serial communications, interrupts, timers/counters and other peripherals as well as their programming are discussed. Also, covered are some simple applications.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Develop an understanding of the architecture and the components of a microcontroller-based system.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO6: Self-management
Demonstrate knowledge of the programming model of a microcontroller, and also program developmentexecution, and test for a microcontroller-based system.
Develop an appreciation of the hardware structureinputs/outputs, memory, serial communication, timers and counters, interrupts, pulse width modulation functions of a microcontroller.
Apply experimental skills in integrating hardware and software components for microcontroller-based applications.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Communicate an understanding of microcontroller-based system development methods for engineering applications.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-management
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and a mark of at least 40% in the practical.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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