Introduction to Studies in Embedded Systems

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 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)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 10 February 2021
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

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.

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.
  • 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, 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.

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