Course Title: Develop and test code for microcontroller devices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6745C

Course Title: Develop and test code for microcontroller devices

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
+61 3 9925 4456

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no prerequisite competencies for this unit.

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers structured programming instructions for micro devices at a fundamental level. The unit encompasses working safely, applying knowledge device architecture and programming fundamentals, writing and testing specified instructions and documenting development activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED028B Develop and test code for microcontroller devices


1. Prepare to develop and test basic specifications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 The extent of specifications to be developed is determined from job performance requirements and
in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work.
1.5 Appropriate development kit and software are selected based on specified requirements and
performance standard.
1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure programming is carried out efficiently.


2. Develop basic specification.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of micro controller functions and features are applied to developing specifications.
2.3 Correct structure and syntax is applied to developing program specification for target micro controller function.
2.4 Key features of the assembler programming language are applied to develop and test solutions.
2.5 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards


3. Test and document the basic specification.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Testing procedures are developed to analyse code developed.
3.2 Problems and bugs are rectified to ensure specification the creation of the code is met.
3.3 Intermediate and final work reports are written in accordance with professional standards and presented to appropriate person or persons

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The student will participate in Laboratory based programming tasks, together with background research into assembly coding.
Emphasis will be on access to microprocessor ports for control and testing of controller functions.

Teaching Schedule

  Please see Teaching Schedule in course guide part-B of EEET6744C (UEENEED005B)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A First Book of ANSI C, 4th Ed
Gary J. Bronson
Published by: Course Technology



Introduction to C Programming - An Introductory Text and Programming Language Manual Using ANSI C

This is a student text available on the student drive in Adobe Acrobat format. See your instructor for the address and password.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment of this course will consist of:
1. Class Laboratory Exercises
2. Written test
3. Microprocessor Project

Assessment Tasks

Assessment in this competency will include:

10% Class exercises
40% major assignment
50% Class programming exercise

A pass in all three sections of the assessment is required to achieve competency.

This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment.

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Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Microprocessor Fundamentals) in conjunction with "EEET6744C Enter and verify operationg instructions in mocroprocessor equipped devices" and "EEET6745C Develop and test basic specification for microcontroller equipped devcies" . All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEED005B and UEENEED028B.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab reports. 

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