SIT329 - Advanced Embedded Systems


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester 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.


This unit provides deep and practical understanding of advanced embedded systems in the context of technology development. It builds on the learning and experiences of SIT123: Data capture technologies and SIT210: Embedded systems development.  Students will take their learning beyond simple embedded boards and sensor devices, to understanding, working with and designing full System on Chip (SoC) platforms. Students will learn and experience prototyping hardware solutions using the Verilog and VHDL hardware description languages, and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) hardware platforms.  Students will also work with GPU technologies and understand how these can be used to accelerate some tasks in high-performance embedded applications. With these platforms, students will work towards developing modern embedded system prototypes that satisfy the requirements of challenging embedded applications.

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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