Integrated Circuit Design

EEE40002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 66 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22





Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide you with the required engineering skills to design and implement an integrated circuit with emphasis on the front end design skills. Students will be introduced to design methodologies involving modelling, simulation, verification, testing and implementation using industry standard EDA tools.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Explain and appreciate the design flow of an integrated circuit and its constraints and implications. (K2, K3, K4)
2. Construct, analyse, simulate and synthesise VHDL codes for complex digital systems and appreciate the impact of coding style on simulation and synthesis. (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3)
3. Apply different design implementations incorporating faults simulation, and testing strategies of IC circuits. (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3)
4. Analyse the designed circuits both independently and collaboratively with other teams in terms of circuit optimisation. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
5. Explore, and apply effective ways to design a testable integrated circuit (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3)
6. Apply behavioural algorithms to optimise top level design. (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.