ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300018

Coordinator Upul Gunawardana Opens in new window

Description This subject provides students with a solid background in digital logic design which is foundational to the fields of electrical and computer engineering. Digital logic design involves building electronic components and hardware, such as circuit boards and microchip processors. Students are first introduced to the fundamentals of digital logic, basic logic devices and Boolean algebra. This is followed by analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Communications Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects ELEC 1002 - Digital Systems 1 (WSTC AssocD)

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge on basic principles of analysing an electric circuit, Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current laws and their use in electric circuits and concept of operational amplifier and its circuit would be desirable.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe basic digital concepts and the operation of basic logic gates.
  2. Apply Boolean Algebra to a range of logic expressions
  3. Apply Karnaugh maps to a range of logic expressions.
  4. Analyse and design combinational logic circuits.
  5. Describe the operation of a range of memory devices.
  6. Describe the principles of analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion schemes.

Subject Content

1. Boolean algebra and logic simplification
2. Karnaugh maps
3. Combinational logic circuits
4. Flip-flops, counters, registers
5. Memory
6. Analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical 3 hours (per Practical) 20 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 1 hour 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 60 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

Floyd, T. L. (2015). Digital fundamentals. 11th Global ed, Boston, Mass: Pearson Education Inc

Teaching Periods

Sydney City Campus - Term 3 (2023)

Sydney City


Subject Contact Peter Lendrum Opens in new window

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Autumn (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


Subject Contact Qi Cheng Opens in new window

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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Sydney City Campus - Term 2 (2024)

Sydney City


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