Master’s studies

Syllabus for Introduction to Studies in Embedded Systems

Introduktion till studier i inbyggda system

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT086
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science G2F, Technology G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G).
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-04-27
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 26, 2015
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree of at least three full time years duration comprising the equivalent of 180 credits with technology, mathematics, computer science or equivalent as the main field of study, including 30 credits in mathematics and 30 credits in computer science including courses in programming, computer architecture and operating systems.
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

After passing the course students will be able to:

  • manage their studies in Embedded systems in Uppsala
  • explain the meaning of the term embedded system, and relate this to the courses included in the programme.
  • together with a course adviser plan their studies in Uppsala
  • explain the basics of how the education system works in Sweden.
  • work effectively in a group
  • write well structured reports
  • write basic low-level software programs in C
  • explain what is meant by plagiarism
  • make verbal presentations


The course includes discussions of different types of embedded system, their properties and relationship to the courses included in the programme.

In addition the course discusses ethics, independent work and project work in Swedish education, report writing skills (including how to reference source material correctly), collaboration, and collaborative learning, cheating, study methods, and study advising.

Skills relevant for later courses in the programme, in particular programming in C, are refreshed.

The course also provides an orientation to studies in Uppsala and learning management systems in use at the University, as well as providing a cultural and practical orientation to life in Sweden and the Swedish health care system.


Lectures, seminars, reports, laboratory exercises and project work. Some guest lectures will be included.


The assessment includes projects, discussions, presentations and assignments/reports.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.