SIT210 - Embedded Systems Development


2021 unit information

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

SIT102 and one of SIT123 or SIT107



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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

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


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.  In this unit, some of the required equipment is shared amongst other IT units and may have been purchased previously (to the approximate value of $150).  Additional equipment to the value of $200 will be required.  This equipment will also be usable in subsequent units.


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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