Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies

Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 283 Digital Design Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 3 + 2 156 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nejdet Dogru, Assist. Prof. Dr. Harun Šiljak Nejdet Dogru, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course is designed to introduce the basics of digital design, digital logic and automata theory to students together with a solid introduction to hardware design in HDL, namely Verilog.

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to logic circuits: Boolean algebra
  3. Introduction to logic circuits: CAD, Verilog
  4. Introduction to logic circuits: Minimization
  5. Arithmetic circuits: number representation
  6. Arithmetic circuits: CAD
  7. Combinational blocks: multiplexers, decoders
  8. Combinational blocks: Verilog
  9. Mid-term Examination
  10. Flip-flops, registers and counters: theory
  11. Flip-flops, registers and counters: Verilog
  12. Sequential circuits: basics of FSM
  13. Sequential circuits: Verilog
  14. Sequential circuits: minimization
  15. Sequential circuits: ASM

  1. Quartus Introduction - tutorial
  2. Getting started with ModelSim - tutorial
  3. Switches, lights and multiplexers - lab
  4. Grading of the previous lab
  5. Numbers and displays - lab
  6. Grading of the previous lab
  7. Adders, subtractors and multipliers - lab
  8. Grading of the previous lab
  9. Mid-term examination
  10. Latches, Flip-flops and Registers - lab

  1. Grading of the previous lab
  2. Counters - lab
  3. Timers and Real Time Clock - lab
  4. Finite State Machines - lab

  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)130
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Evaluate basic theories, processes and outcomes of computing;
  • Apply theory, techniques and relevant tools to the specification, analysis, design, implementation and testing of a simple computing product;
  • Knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of computing, and of the way in which those principles have developed as technology has progressed
  • Knowledge of all of the main development methods relevant to the field of computing, and ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems in the field of study
  • Brown, Vranešić: Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design, McGraw-Hill, Third Edition 2013

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)800.7560
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)16116
Midterm Examination (1 week)11010
Final Examination(1 week)11010
Preparation for Midterm Examination13030
Preparation for Final Examination13030
Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 156
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6