Embedded Microcontrollers

EEE20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims provides a basic introduction to microcontrollers and their application in embedded systems. Investigative, design and problem-solving skills are emphasised within the laboratory program.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Describe the basic components of a small embedded system (K3)
ULO2Design and construct simple embedded systems consisting of a microprocessor and a range of directly connected peripherals such as displays or accelerometers (K3, S1, S2, S3, A7)
ULO3Design, test and debug software in C appropriate to the control of the above systems (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A7)
ULO4Use simple serial communication protocols (SPI, RS232) to communicate between connected devices (K3)
ULO5Appreciate the merits of a high-level language relative to processor dependent assembly languages (K3)
ULO6Analyse a simple problem scenario and design and implement a microprocessor based solution using appropriate techniques (S1, S2, S3)
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