Course level

Postgraduate Coursework




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours


(CSSE4010 or CSSE7410) + ELEC3004 + ELEC3400

Assessment methods

Final examination, Projects

Course coordinator

Dr Adam Postula (

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school or faculty of your program.

Course description

(Offered on an occasional basis.) This course explores advanced concepts and technologies in design of embedded systems based on reconfigurable hardware platforms. The focus is on design methods for System on Reconfigurable Chip composed of embedded processors and reconfigurable digital and analog hardware. Topics covered include interfacing embedded processors to custom on chip hardware, methods to optimise system performance, advantages of extending instruction set or building custom coprocessor, methods of design for testability and methods of power optimisation. Two projects will provide practical experience illustrating the above issues on examples from control of mechatronic devices and vision processing for vehicle navigation. Students will gain understanding and skills in both hardware and software design for high performance embedded systems.