Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Present the general structure and principal implementation of embedded systems.
2. Describe the fundamental characteristics and associated design issues of real-time systems.
3. Outline the central computer architecture concepts from the perspective of the real-time systems designer
4. Compare different memory technologies, input/output techniques, and peripherals for embedded systems.
5. Conceputally program and evaluate real-time embedded systems for certain application.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 09.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Quan Zhou, Ivan Vujaklija

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Fundamentals of real-time systems, hardware for embedded real-time systems, real-time operating systems, applications.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The final grade will take into acount both the home assignments and the final exam. The actual distribution to be specified.


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 51 h (lectures 24 h, exercises 24 h, and examination 3h), personal study effort (preparing for lectures, reviews after lectures, homework assignments including hands-on work, review before the examination) 81 h; total 132 h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu (