Courses & Units

Embedded Systems ENG747


This unit builds on the concepts and techniques of digital and analogue circuit design, and microcontroller-based development acquired in the 2nd year of the course. Topics include embedded system design utilising microcontrollers, FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs, advanced digital and analogue circuit design, PCB design and manufacture, low voltage power management design, embedded software development, digital filter and mixed signal design. In addition, students will gain an understanding of analysis and selection of architectures and systems analysis and fault finding.


Unit name Embedded Systems
Unit code ENG747
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Benjamin Millar
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design embedded systems using microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs
  • Design power supply and management circuits for low voltage systems
  • Write software optimised for embedded systems
  • Resolve Electronic faults through circuit analysis

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



ENG741 Analog Electronics|ENG746 Digital Electronics|KAA109 Engineering Problem Solving and Data Analysis


Teaching Pattern

Online content and weekly 0.5h mentoring sessions.

AssessmentDSP or GPU Selection (15%)|Mechatronic system design and build with FPGA (15%)|Mechatronic system design and build with microcontroller (15%)|Power Supply Design (15%)|Exam (40%)
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