SIT210 - Embedded Systems Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

One of SIT102, SIT172 or SER203


Students enrolled before 2018: Successful completion of SIT107 or SIT123.

Students commencing from 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021: Successful completion of SIT102 and one of SIT107 or SIT123



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour active class per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online workshop per week, weekly drop-in sessions.


Student Equipment Purchases

Learning experiences and assessment activities in this unit require that students have access to specific computing equipment, such as single board computers, microcontrollers and sensors. The expected cost of this equipment for this unit is $200. Students will be informed at the start of the unit if loan equipment is available, or if they will be required to purchase it.


Embedded devices are an inseparable part of modern computing systems.  They monitor and control dedicated functionality of the systems. Examples of these systems include Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) and Airbags in cars to various Internet-of-things as Smart Home applications. This unit will focus on device level programming on devices  such as the Particle Photon, AARM Mbed and Raspberry Pi, covering topics such as hardware interfaces and serial communications (GPIO, I2C, UART, SPI), real-time systems development, Open Systems Interconnection Model (OSI). Students will build and prototype embedded devices and  systems to capture data, sense the environment, and trigger actions using a range of hardware devices and for a variety of real-world projects.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Unit Fee Information

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