Programming Embedded Systems, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 15 January 2024

    End date: 17 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-61209 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2023 – 22 January 2024

Entry requirements: 120 credits including Computer Architecture and Operating Systems. Participation in Real Time Systems. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

The course covers the following areas: development environments for embedded software, resource-aware programming, hardware programming, developing multi-threaded software, inter-process communication with shared memory and message passing, programming using real-time operating systems, fault detection and testing, and fault tolerance and fault recovery.

To pass, you must be able to: Develop low-level embedded software using high-level programming in e.g. C. Explain the most important features of real-time operating systems, and their use in embedded software. Use programming patterns that take into account the limitations of embedded hardware platforms, e.g. memory size, processor capacity, and bandwidth. Discuss basic mechanisms for establishing fault tolerance and recovery. Explain basic approaches in validating the functionality of embedded software.

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