This course develops the techniques used in microcomputer design, interfacing and applications. It includes microcomputer architecture; assembly language programming; I/O methods and interface techniques for parallel and serial, synchronous and asynchronous systems; multiple interrupt I/O and DMA; interface examples, centronics and non standard microcomputer interfaces; bus standards including S100, VME and GPIB; and development of software for 8 bit and 16 bit microprocessors.
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Cost2019NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- select a microprocessor appropriate to a particular application;
- design, create, validate and document structured programs and software solutions to problems;
- select and use appropriate hardware and software development tools;
- design input/output hardware to meet the requirements of specific applications;
- compare and evaluate alternative systems to handle multiple interrupts;
- design an embedded microcomputer system to specification;
- present designs for microprocessor-based solutions.
40% internally assessed
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
No textbooks are required for this course
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: