Courses & Units

Embedded Systems KIT406


This unit will be offered subject to reaching a minimal enrolment


The unit offers both theoretical and practical approach for students to learn the basic principle of embedded system/Internet of Things (IoT), including architecture, designing, and networking. The unit also covers the principle of how the software interacts with hardware in embedded system/IoT. Students are presented with the foundation of embedded system design by developing a microcontroller-based embedded system application, Arduino. Arduino is an educational open-source computing platform, which contains several types of microcontrollers in the platforms for physical computing. Student will be given the great opportunity to learn about real-world embedded system environment by installing, designing, and managing several modules in Arduino.


Unit name Embedded Systems
Unit code KIT406
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Ananda Maiti
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


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Learning Outcomes

  • create independent embedded systems using ICT tools and techniques
  • Identify the ICT requirements for embedded systems to solve a real-world problem
  • develop potential solutions with embedded systems and technical skills
  • explain the likely utility of emerging or advanced ICT to an individual or organization
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(KIT205 - Data Structures and Algorithms OR KXT201 - Algorithms OR KIT206 - Software Design and Development OR KIT506 - Software Application Design and Implementation OR KIT502 - Web Development OR KIT202 - Secure Web Programming)


Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hrs/wk
Tutorials: 2 hrs/wk

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Case or problem activated learning (10%)|Report (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (20%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)
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