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ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Pre-requisite: ELE1301


Embedded Systems are the brains inside most of our consumer devices (from dishwashers to smart phones), they control the machinery that makes us productive (from NC lathes to 3d printers), the communications we can’t see (from wifi to satellites) and the most advanced vehicles ever designed (from the space shuttle to self-driving cars). Embedded systems keep us safe, they reliably control equipment unsupervised, automate complex systems, help us use energy more efficiently and exist as an enabler (a tool) for the development of future technologies. A thorough grounding in embedded systems design skills is expected of graduates from electrical-based engineering programs.
Recommended prior study: ELE1301

This course develops the techniques required for the design, development, and application of embedded systems. It includes microcomputer architecture; C language programming; Input/Output methods and interface techniques for parallel and serial, synchronous and asynchronous systems, and programmed and multiple interrupt Input/Output. It utilises hardware and software examples for standard interfaces as a basis for developing embedded applications for 8-bit microcontrollers. A hardware and software design project is used to develop practical design skills.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023