Course Title: Design and develop advanced digital systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: EEET6760C

Course Title: Design and develop advanced digital systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Sukhvir Singh Judge

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254470

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar

Phone: + 613 9925 4701


Nominal Hours: 40

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


Course Description

This unit covers the design and development of advanced digital systems. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of digital components/devices, interpreting device/component specifications, constructing prototype devices, applying programming techniques to programmable devices, testing developed system prototype operation, verifying compliance of the design against the final brief, and documenting design and development work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH048B Design and develop advanced digital systems


Design and develop advanced digital systems.

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 are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed digital system development is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site.
1.5 Materials and devices/components required for the work are selected on compatibility of their specifications with digital system requirements and project budget constraints.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


Obtain approval for the design.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of digital devices and systems and compliance standards are applied to the design
2.3 Alternative arrangements for the design are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.4 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.5 Prototype devices and circuits are constructed and tested for compliance with the design brief and regulatory requirements.
2.6 Prototype malfunctions are rectified and retested to ensure effective operation of design.
2.7 Digital system design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval.
2.8 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.


Prepare to design and develop advanced digital systems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The design is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for modifications to the design are negotiated with relevant person(s) within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).
3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities will include lectures, class room tutorials, practical exercises and work simulated project/s.

Teaching Schedule



TopicAssessment Task
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc 
2Combinational logic Analysis 
3Combinational logic design 
4Sequential logic Analysis 
5Sequential logic design 
6Implementation of combinational and sequential logic using CPLD/FPGA 
7A/D and D/A converter implementation 
8Software development using Assembly and high level language 
9Programming tools and techniquesTask1: Practical 20%
10Input/output port programming, testing and debugging techniques 
11Integrated peripherals: SPI, I2C, Timers, A/D etc 
12Interrupts and subroutines 
13Peripheral and hardware interfacing: Keypad. Display, power circuits etc 
14Student project 
15Student project 
16Student project 
17Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-upTask 2: Student project - 40%
18Final ExamTask 3: written Exam 40%

This competency is taught in conjunction with "UEENEEH015B: Develop and test code for microcontroller devices- ISYS5665C". Therefore teaching schedule and assessment includes both competencies. The name of the cluster is Microprocessor Applications 1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital Design principles and Practices: John F. Wakerly


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

This competency is taught in conjunction with "UEENEEH015B: Develop and test code for microcontroller devices- ISYS5665C". Therefore teaching schedule and assessment includes both competencies.

Assessment task 1 : 20%

Assessment task 1 will be a set of tutorial and practical exercises. All these exercises need to be completed by week 9. These tutorial/practical exercises will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 2: 40%
A hardware interfacing project:- Students will be required to construct, test and debug the project hardware and software and will be required to produce a project report. The project details will be provided on the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 3 : 40%
A Written Examination on All the learning aspects of these competencies. The exam will be based on what students have learned in their tutorial/practical exercises and their student project.

Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleTutorial/Practical ExercisesProjectExaminationProject ReportWIL
UEENEEH048BDesign and develop advanced digital systemsX X  
UEENEEH015BDevelop and test code for microcontroller devices XXX 

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