Courses & Units

Digital Electronics ENG233



The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical circuits acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronics.

The unit introduces students to the properties and characteristics of digital electronics. Students will gain an understanding of basic digital systems and an understanding of how such systems can form part of larger technical systems.

Fundamental skills will be gained in the analysis and implementation of digital electronic circuits and systems.

Topics covered include:

  • Combinational logic.
  • Sequential logic
  • Microprocessor fundamentals.

The unit prepares students to undertake future studies in Electronic/Communication Engineering.


Unit name Digital Electronics
Unit code ENG233
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Andrew Brocklesby

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the basic characteristics and operation of digital electronic circuits.

2. Draw conclusions regarding digital electronic circuits using Boolean mathematical techniques.

3. Construct, measure and evaluate digital electronic circuits.

4. Solve problems related to the operation, characteristics and implementation of digital circuits.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031303

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern



Three major assessments:  2 lab assignments (designing and constructing a simple digital circuit and produce a report) (15% each), in-semester test (20%) and 2-hour end of semester exam (50%).

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