Wireless Communication and Networked Embedded Systems

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DT194

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Embedded Systems A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 28 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits whereof 90 credits in computer science, mathematics, and technology, including Computer Networks I and a second course in computer programming. 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:

  • describe the constraints, opportunities, and trade-offs in wireless communication and networked embedded systems.
  • analyse and compare wireless communication performance and energy efficiency in a concrete scenario.
  • implement software and explain related design principles for networked embedded systems. 
  • simulate networked embedded systems. 
  • read, critically evaluate, analyze, and present (verbally or in written form) the content and implications of research articles in the area.


  • Embedded systems: embedded operating system, energy efficiency, event-based programming, intermittent computing, and time synchronization.
  • Wireless communication: radio propagation,  wireless modulation techniques, and energy aspects.
  • Networked embedded systems: programming of networked embedded devices communicating wirelessly to do tasks like data collection from sensors. 


Lectures, seminars, and labs.


Written exam. Written and oral examination of labs.

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, 10 credits (1DT103) and Wireless communication and embedded systems, 5 credits (1DT095)  can not be counted towards graduation together with this course.