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

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-02-24
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2019
  • 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

On completion of the course the student shall be able to: 

  • Explain the meaning of the term embedded system, the main concerns in design, construction, and analysis of embedded systems, and the main areas of the field.
  • Explain basic concepts in computer architecture and operating systems. .
  • Work effectively in a group.
  • Write well structured reports.
  • Write basic low-level software programs in C.
  • Explain the basics of engineering and research ethics.
  • Make effective verbal presentations.


The course includes discussions of different types of embedded systems, and their properties and relationship to the courses included in the programme.
In addition the course covers ethics, cheating, independent work and project work in Swedish education, report writing skills (including how to reference source material correctly), collaboration, and collaborative learning.
Skills relevant for later courses in the programme, in particular programming in C, Computer Architecture, and Operating Systems are refreshed.
Equal opportunities with respect to the Discrimination Act.


Lectures, seminars, reports, laboratory exercises and project work.


Oral and written presentation of projects, discussions,  written assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

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