Course plan

Syllabus Computer Engineering MA, Networked Embedded Systems and Real-time Applications, 6 credits

General data

  • Code: DT058A
  • Subject/Main field: Datateknik
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 6
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Information Systems and Technology
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 10/1/2017
  • Date of change: 6/13/2018
  • Version valid from: 7/1/2018


The course aims to provide an introduction to design, analysis, and implementation of networked embedded systems and real-time applications from a computer science approach.

Course objectives

The student should after completed course be able to:
- Describe the main principles of real-time communication,
- Use suitable principles and standards in design and evaluation of sensor networks and wireless communication protocols for small digital transmitters,
- Design and implement software and system solutions for wireless embedded systems,
- Evaluate, analyze and present, orally or in writing, the content of research articles in embedded computer systems and real-time applications.


Topics covered in this course include concepts, technologies, and protocols for low-power and resource-restricted wireless networks; embedded system architectures; and real-time system concepts; scheduling theory and design principles.

Entry requirements

Computer Engineering, BA (ABC), 60 credits, including TCP/IP Internetworking, 6 credits and Operating System, 7.5 credits. Mathematics BA (AB), 22.5 credits, including Mathematical Statistics and Discrete Mathematics.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching consists of lectures, home assignments, seminars, labs, and project assignment.

Examination form

3.0 Credits, T101: Written exam
Grades: A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. A-E are passed and Fx and F are failed.

0.5 Credits, L101: Labs
Grades: Pass or Fail

2.5 Credits, P101: Project
Grades: Pass or Fail

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: J. F. Kurose, and K. W Ross
  • Title: Computer networking: a top-down approach
  • Edition: 5th edition
  • Author: Giorgio C. Buttazzo
  • Title: Hard Real-Time Computing Systems: Predictable Scheduling Algorithms and Applications
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Comment: ISBN: 0-387-23137-4

Reference literature

  • Author: Jane. W. S. Liu
  • Title: Real-Time Systems
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Comment: ISBN:0-130-99651-3
  • Author: H. Karl, and A. Willig
  • Title: Protocols and architechtures for wireless sensor networks
  • Publisher: Wiley
Research articles will be handed out during lectures.