Embedded Systems

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Embedded Systems

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course takes the students through various steps involved in designing practical embedded software. It also introduces the basic building blocks of an embedded system.
    1. Develop software for commonly used embedded devices.
    2. Program a data storage device in low level and interface that with an embedded product.
    3. Learn the techniques used in developing a simple single-tasking operating system.gn
    4. Use a real-time operating system to simplify his/her design.
    5. Read, understand and modify the embedded software developed by other professional developers.
    Machine level description of C programming language, e.g., memory management, optimising memory access time
    Design of a simple DOS like system on embedded targets
    Multitasking and concurrent software
    Real-time operating systems

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.