Courses & Units

Advanced Digital Electronics ENG442


The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electronics engineering acquired in the earlier years of the course. The unit will enable students to make informed decisions regarding choice of advanced digital systems and advanced digital electronic design, including the following topics:

Microprocessor and computer architectures including assembler language instruction set design.
Data path design and implementation.
Memory system design and implementation.
Input/output systems.
Performance analysis.
Introduction to field programmable logic devices, including architectures and programming techniques.
Advanced digital techniques including consideration of transmission line effects on digital design.
Implementation of an advanced digital circuit, including soft core microprocessor in a FPGA.


Unit name Advanced Digital Electronics
Unit code ENG442
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Mr Andrew Brocklesby
Delivered By


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 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the features of different digital architectures for an appropriate engineering system
  • Analyse complex digital circuits to ensure suitability for design criteria
  • Interpret the results of complex digital electronic systems measurements in relation to design criteria
  • Construct a digital circuit or system in order to test that it meets specified design requirements
  • Design a complex digital system to meet a new performance requirement
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031303 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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ENG233 Digital Electronics


Teaching Pattern

3 x 60 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 6 x 180 minute practicals

AssessmentMid Semester Test (20%)|Formal Exam (30%)|Weekly assignment (5%)|Group Assignment (15%)|Laboratory (30%)
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