Wireless Communication and Networked Embedded Systems

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DT103

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1F, Embedded Systems A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including 90 credits in computer science and mathematics with Computer Networks I and Real Time Systems or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • use suitable principles and standards (e.g. IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee) in design and evaluation of sensor networks and wireless communication protocols for small digital transmitters.
  • demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate, analyse and present (verbally and in written form) the content and implications of research articles in the area.
  • drawing on relevant results from research literature design and implement software and system solutions for wireless embedded systems.


Programming of embedded systems on exempel of sensor node, distributed algorithms, radio communication (propagation and modulation), energy efficiency, communication protocols for wireless systems.


Lectures, seminars, labs, and project.


Written test (3,5 credits), written and oral examination of labs (1,5 hp), and written and oral examination of project (5hp) .

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.

Other directives

Wireless communication and embedded systems, 5 credits, (1DT095) and Wireless communication and embedded systems, 10 credits, 1DT077, can not be counted towards graduation together with this course.