autumn 2024
STE-3602 Embedded Systems - 5 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single subject

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor in engineering, primarily within electronics or space technology.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application code: 9371

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

STE6302 Embedded Systems 5 ects

Course content

  • Microcontroller and microprocessor architectures.
  • C programming language and embedded programming.
  • Real-time operating systems.
  • Communication protocols in embedded systems.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge (K):

After completing the embedded systems course the candidate:

  • Has advanced knowledge of embedded systems.
  • Has thorough understanding of the central theories and methodologies of embedded systems.
  • Can analyse formulated problems related to the implementation of guidance, navigation and control algorithms on embedded systems and identify methods to solve these.

Skills (S):

After completing the embedded systems course the candidate:

  • Can analyse existing theories and methodologies related to embedded systems and work independently on solving theoretical and practical challenges.

General competence (GC):

After completing the embedded systems course the candidate:

  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of central, associated principles and concepts within Embedded Systems.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

The students will receive lectures related to embedded systems.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:



Examination: Duration: Grade scale:
Oral exam 40 Minutes A–E, fail F
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More info about the oral exam

Individual oral examination of approximately 40 minutes, where the first 10 minutes are alotted for a presentation of a topic the students have chosen themselves.

Re-sit examination

There will not be arranged a re-sit exam for this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: STE-3602
  • Earlier years and semesters for this topic