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CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing

Lecturer Dr Adam Postula
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty EAIT
Prerequisites (COMP2303 or CSSE2310) + ELEC2004
Contact Hours 2 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours
Semester(s) Taught Semester 1
Course Units 2
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Rating

Total average

62.2/100

Learning Materials ( 49.3 )
Learning Activities ( 65.8 )
Blackboard Management ( 55 )
Course Content ( 59 )
Course Structure ( 64.3 )
Contact Availability ( 63.8 )
Course Difficulty ( 87.5 )

Reviews (6)

Anonymous
   
CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing 23.4

For first weeks of the semester i enjoyed the course but after that the material becomes more challenging and impossible to do.. You have to do a practical homework every week which makes you feel extremely exhausted by the middle of the semester... I hate the tutorials because the tutors are not helping and the lecturer wasn't as well.. The way he teach need to cw changed honestly

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2016

Your program/major

Electrical engineering

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes

Positives No positive points
Negatives
  • Tutors are useless
  • Projects are Impossible to do
  • Too many things to do
Posted on May 7, 2017 2:30 pm
Daniel
   
CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing 85.3

This is an intense course- But one of the best you will ever do (definately world class)!
This course does not treat you as a student, rather as a embedded system engineering.
You must have an intermediate-advance level of programming C. If you do not have the skill level required, spend your holidays working on it.You cannot wing this course
This course is a design course. coursework consists of 3 programming assignments. These are not trivial, and require lots of time to complete. These projects are really interesting, you will have lots of fun developing it.
These projects are aided by weekly programming exercises , and coursework. These ensure you will have the necessary skills to complete the projects. Falling behind on these is not an option, you will fail. .

Overall: This course expects a lot, and if you can do it, you will prove to yourself you have what it takes to be an embedded engineering in the real world!

You do not need to have completed ELEC2004 for this course. However, if you want to understand how a digital system (i.e an embedded computer) truely works (i.e. how is PWM actually performed) you will need to have completed the electrical requirement.

A UQ ITEE premier course, thank you Adam, Matt and Nathan (teaching staff), for making this course so great.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

BE(electrical and computer)

Is lecture attendance necessary?

no

Is the textbook necessary?

no

Positives
  • Amazing projects
  • Lots (!) of c coding
  • enjoyed how
Negatives
  • forget about your girlfriend, this semester.
Posted on July 24, 2015 1:10 pm
Anonymous
   
CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing 78.9

I enjoyed the course overall but it was allot of work. This is a progressive project where you develop small parts at first and at the end of the semester you are joining the early parts together to make a larger project. This can be a problem if you don't understand a concept because you cannot just forget about it, you will probably end up using 3 times before the end of the semester. This can lead to huge workloads outside of class, coupled with the radio which can only be developed either at uni or with a partner, the time constraints can be crazy.

The pracs are fairly good aslong as your not in the one everyone wants to go to. I was and it meant i got to talk to a tutor 3 times in a 3 hour prac for just a few minutes each. They do their best but there was just too many people.

The lectures where ok, you should have a decent understanding of everything not related to FreeRTOS before you start the subject. The recordings barley worked, I had to constantly max my volume to hear them and follow along the downloaded slides.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

BEng Electrical

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No, but recordings are poor

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Kit
  • Filthy Civil freinds will be jeoulous
  • Interesting content
Negatives
  • Workload
  • Radio
Posted on July 1, 2015 7:59 pm
Laurence McLean
   
CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing 67.9

Having started it the year before and dropping it to redo this year, the course is not easy. The course is challenging but rewarding. You learn a bit from lectures but more from hands on project work.
You'll need to be prepared to put a lot of effort in early in the semester, and you'll need to be good with C.

The tutors are very helpful, and resources are mostly. Downside is when getting to radio there's not something you can have at home to test against, so you'll need to do more work at uni and work with people to test against each other.

All content is posted on blackboard but not organised well. Piazza (discussion board) is very useful in getting support and giving each other support. Contact hours with tutors isn't amazing mostly because of class sizes with too many students crammed into one room.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of IT

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No but advised. Lectures recorded but recording doesn\'t work always with some of the lecturers

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Stimulating and a lot of fun
  • Tutors give good help and good resources available
Negatives
  • Steep learning curve at beginning
  • Prac sessions are crammed
Posted on June 17, 2015 12:34 am
Timothy Hadwen
   
CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing 91.7

Pretty fun course but a hell of a lot of work. Weekly pracs worth no marks but are pass/fail take upwards of 8 hours work each week and tend to be about 1000 lines each. You get given a kit full of everything you need which does make this a little easier. The lectures are reasonable and the pracs are very good. Do not take this as an easy subject for you will be very very surprised

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major

Beng/IT

Positives
  • Shows real world use for learning
  • Get to make lasers track people around
Negatives
  • 1000 Lines code per week
  • Complex C code
Posted on May 20, 2014 10:07 pm
Anonymous
   
CSSE3010 – Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing 26.0

A lot of work. If you decide to do this course, be aware it is heavy C programming. The pracs every week are a lot of work and the assignments require a lot of work. the course co-ordinator isn't really involved in the course, so credit to the tutors running the pracs who do ALL the work.

Your program/major

Bachelor of engineering

Positives
  • You get a nifty kit
Negatives
  • Secretly update assignments without letting you know
  • Huge compulsory (pass/fail) weekly pracs
  • Unreliable contact
Posted on May 19, 2014 12:07 pm

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