SIT730 - Embedded Systems Development


2023 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



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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 - cloud (online)

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


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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