autumn 2020
TEK-3600 Embedded Systems - 10 ECTS

Last changed 16.11.2020

Type of course

The course is technical. The course cannot be taken as a single course.

Course overlap

TEK-3012 Embedded Systems 10 stp

Course content

Embedded systems handle the interaction between software and hardware. This course treats the entire workflow process in embedded systems from data acquisition to controlling actuators.

  • Sensors and sensor data acquisition
  • Embedded Digital Signal Processing (e.g. filters, vision systems and controllers using e.g. FPGA, microcontroller or Raspberry Pi)
  • Actuators and actuator control
  • Communications

Objectives of the course

This course is an extension of the bachelor's course AUT-2003 Automated systems. The course should give the candidate a deeper understanding of embedded systems and the fundamental elements of embedded systems, like sensors, actuators and the controlling unit. The candidate should be able to plan and design large systems, composed of smaller sub systems and ensure stable interactions between these. The candidate should master advanced software development for embedded systems with reliable functionality.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, project and home exercise.


Project with project report (50%) and oral exam (50%). Letter grading A - F.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: TEK-3600