SIT730 - Embedded Systems Development


2024 unit information

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

For students enrolled in S506, S507, S508, S535, S536, S538, S577, S735, S737, S739, S770, S776, S778, S779: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SIT210
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week, weekly meetings.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week, weekly meetings.


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 ,System on Chip (SoC) development boards covering topics such as hardware interfaces and serial communications (GPIO, I2C, UART, SPI), real-time systems development, PCB design, Open Systems Interconnection Model (OSI), and Real Time Operating Systems. 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.

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