Course Title: Digital System Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital System Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2281

City Campus

Undergraduate

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2447

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2015

Course Coordinator: RMIT City Campus:Program Manager; RMIT Vietnam Campus:Huy Nguyen Le

Course Coordinator Phone: RMIT City Campus: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email: RMIT City Campus: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au; RMIT Vietnam Campus:huy.nguyenle@rmit.edu.vn

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT City Campus/ RMIT Vietnam Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are expected to have general computer experience and exposure to at least one computer programming environment. Students are required to have successfully completed EEET2277 - Computer Applications and EEET2280 -Computing Engineering,or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Embedded Systems, which includes but is not restricted to combinational and sequential logic circuits, hardware description language, microprocessor, micro-controller and digital signal processor, architectures programming and microprocessor interfacing techniques and simple project design, construction, testing and commissioning.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

At Associate level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well-defined engineering problems.

At Bachelor level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving.
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On successful completion of this course, both at Associate level and Bachelor level, you should be able to:

1. Design, construct and test digital systems.
2. Apply microprocessor programming principles to design microprocessor based systems with emphasis on embedded controllers.
3. Develop computer system design concepts, particularly the relationship between hardware and software on system performance.
4. Apply Microprocessor/micro-controller interfacing techniques to design and construct appropriate interface to external hardware.
5. Develop testing procedures to verify the performance of design specifications, diagnosis of faults in hardware and software and completion of the commission.

Additional CLOs at Bachelor level:

1. Implement combinatorial logic and sequential systems in terms of basic digital building blocks using simulation software.
2. Recognize the key features of embedded systems in terms of computer hardware and be able to discuss their functions.
3. Develop software systems for embedded devices using embedded programming language.
4. Design, test and evaluate embedded solutions to real world situations using (embedded) computer systems interfaced to digital hardware.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will learn through the following activities:
1. Face to Face teaching: to get familiar with theoretical principles of embedded systems, computer architecture, micro-controllers and microprocessors and introduction to the application of these principles to basic problem solving.
2. Personal reading (eg. prescribed sections of the textbook): to reinforce/strengthen your understanding of principles and applications
3. Assignments: to challenge you through application-oriented problems, and will enhance your problem solving skills and solve design problems.
4. Project: to practice the theory learnt and to simulate real workplace like situation.
5. Tutorial and Lab sessions: to understand the key concepts, practical applications and how to analyse results, you are encouraged to use references on special topics available in the Carlton library. The lab work allows you to develop practical skills in working with embedded systems and apply assembly language to micro-controller /microprocessor based systems. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam. The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment 1

Associate level: Practical Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2   CLO 1

 

Bachelor level: Laboratories

Weighting towards final grade (%):50     

this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2   CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Assessment 2

Both Associate level & Bachelor level:  Project

Weighting towards final grade (%) at Associate level: 35

Weighting towards final grade (%) at Bachelor level: 50

this task assesses the following learning outcomes at Associate level:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2   CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

this task assesses the following learning outcomes at Bachelor level:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2   CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Assessment 3

Associate level: Final Exam

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2   CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5