The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Introduces students to the principles and practices of digital logic design using programmable logic devices and CAD tools. Topics include programmable logic devices and structures, design tools, hardware description language, datapath design, and control-unit design.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Use HDL and CAD tools to design digital circuits.

2. Design a single cycle MIPS processor.

3. Understand and design pipelined circuits and processors.


  • Programmable Logic Devices
  • Altera's design tools
  • Computer Architecture and Performances
  • MIPS Instruction Set Architecture
  • Arithmetic for Computers
  • The Processor: Datapath and Control
  • Hardware decription language
  • Project involving the design of an embedded microcontroller

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Project: Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours

PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term