Course Title: Design embedded controller systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6084 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Title: Design embedded controller systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

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Course Description

This unit covers designing control systems using microcontrollers, or PCs or embedded signal processors (DSPs). It encompasses working safely, following design briefs and applying knowledge of embedded system devices, interpreting device specifications, constructing prototypes, using appropriate development software, applying programming techniques, testing developed system prototype operation, verifying compliance of the design against the final brief and documenting design and development work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED052B Design embedded controller systems


Design and develop advanced embedded systems

Obtain approval for embedded systems design

Prepare to design and develop advance embedded systems

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Practical test