Course Details

ELE 417 Embedded System Design
2021-2022 Fall term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 15/09/2021.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN ELE417 7th Semester 3 2 4 7
Prerequisite(s)ELE120 Computers and Programming II
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveMicroprocessors are used in places where microprocessors are high power demanding expensive and too high power for the application. In this course the students are thought the principles of microprocessor interdisciplinary applications. Some of the course topics are implemented in a project done by the student (groups) within a limited time frame. A popular microcontroller will be used for class work implementations. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will L.O.1. solves the encountered analog or digital problem in the microcontroller platform in hardware and software.
  2. L.O.2. Finds solutions to the problems within a group while working on a projec
Course ContentIntro to Embedded systems
Embedded C
Real time operating systems and Embedded Operating system design
Multistate Systems
Interfacing external devices
Serial I/O applications
Advanced Microcontroller Applications
ReferencesJiménez, Manuel, Palomera, Rogelio, Couvertier, Isidoro; Introduction to Embedded Systems Using Microcontrollers and the MSP430, Springer.
Nagy C, Embedded Systems Design Using the TI MSP430 Series, Elsevier. Davies J, MSP430 Microcontroller Basic, Newnes.


Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction to Embedded systems
Week 2 Microcontrollers and MSP 430
Week 3Assembly language programming
Week 4Embedded C
Week 5MSP430 timers
Week 6MSP 430 interrupts and applications
Week 7 Real time operating systems and Embedded Operating system design
Week 8Multistate Systems
Week 9Interfacing external devices
Week 10Serial I/O
Week 11Advanced microcontroller applications
Week 12Project presentations
Week 13Project presentations
Week 14Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam040
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes060
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes040

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 6 5 30
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14342
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment7428
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 12525
Total Workload4383210

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.   X  
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.  X  
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.   X 
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.   X 
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.    X 
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.   X 
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.   X 
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.   X 
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.  X  

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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