PHYS311 Digital Electronic Systems

Updated: 25 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites PHYS131 or AMTH140 or ELEC211 or PHYS211; or candidature in BEd(InServConv) and permission of head of school; or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ELEC311 or PHYS311A or PHYS511
Notes None
Combined Units PHYS511 - Digital Electronic Systems
Coordinator(s) Ronald Bradbury (
Unit Description

The design and analysis of digital electronics is developed, building on the introduction in PHYS211. Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, counters, de/multiplexers, de/encoders, buses and microprocessors. PHYS511 will cover the material in greater depth and include an additional topic on programmable gate arrays.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. use well-developed cognitive and technical skills, design digital combination logic circuits up to four inputs;
  2. from a broad and coherent understanding of logical circuits, be able to design and apply sequential logic circuits - counters registers, shift-registers;
  3. with an in-depth understanding of logic circuits, apply binary number addition and subtraction theory to the corresponding circuit implementation; and
  4. apply knowledge and expert skills, describe the essential characteristics of serial and parallel data transmission.