ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design
|Semester 1, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Embedded Systems Design|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||031305 - Computer Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Mark Phythian
Recommended prior study: ELE1301
This course develops the techniques used in microcomputer design, interfacing and applications. It includes microcomputer architecture; C language programming; I/O methods and interface techniques for parallel and serial, synchronous and asynchronous systems; programmed and multiple interrupt I/O, and DMA; interface examples involving standard and non standard microcomputer interfaces; and development of software for 8 bit microprocessors. A hardware and software design project is used to develop practical design skills.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- select a microprocessor appropriate to a particular application;
- design, create, validate and document structured programs and software solutions to problems;
- select and use appropriate hardware and software development tools;
- design input/output hardware to meet the requirements of specific applications;
- compare and evaluate alternative systems to handle multiple interrupts;
- design an embedded microcomputer system to specification;
- present designs for microprocessor-based solutions.
|2.||Programming for embedded applications||25.00|
|3.||Computer I/O Techniques||20.00|
|4.||Software Design and Documentation||10.00|
|6.||Interrupts and DMA||15.00|
|8.||Microcomputer Hardware Design||15.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|EMBEDDED DESIGN STAGE 1||200||20||23 Apr 2019||1,2,3,4,6,7|
|EMBEDDED DESIGN STAGE 2||200||20||03 Jun 2019||2,3,4,5,6,7|
|2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION||600||60||End S1||2,3,4,5,6|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.
Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.
To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course. Grades above C will only be awarded when the student obtains at least 60% of the marks available in the examination.
In a Closed Examination, candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
IEEE is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use IEEE style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. For further information on this referencing style, refer to the below website: