Programming Embedded Systems, Project, 5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Spring 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 21 March 2022

    End date: 5 June 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-61224 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 7 March 2022 – 28 March 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits including Computer Architecture and Operating Systems. Real Time Systems, and Programming of Embedded 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

Project work in groups covering 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 embedded software of high quality using high level programming in e.g. C
  • develop embedded systems based on real time operating systems
  • develop software on embedded hardware platforms taking limitations such as memory size, processor capacity, and bandwidth into account
  • develop correct and efficient software using fault detection and other test systems.

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