Who is this class for: In this course you'll learn about the basics of embedded systems components. If you're a product manager, a technical manager or involved in developing embedded systems or other products, then this is the course for you! This course focuses on embedded systems applications in the area of the IoT. Our blended learning approach offers you the best of both worlds: you can learn online whenever you want to, but can still get hands-on coaching from industry experts. This course is for first year Master students in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Note that as a consequence, quiz questions are more exam questions where you have to construct the answer based on the principles that are taught in the web lectures, rather than to recall the literal text of the teacher.


Created by:  EIT Digital

  • Martin Timmerman

    Taught by:  Martin Timmerman, Prof Dr

    Royal Military Academy Brussels - Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB-ETRO) - Dedicated Systems Experts NV/SA (CEO)

  • Maarten Weyn

    Taught by:  Maarten Weyn, Professor

    Faculty of Applied Engineering - University of Antwerp / iMinds
LevelIntermediate
Language
English
Hardware ReqTI Sensor Tag, Beagle Bone Black, Bluetooth Stick, Micro SD Card, SimpleLink Sensor Tag Debugger
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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EIT Digital is a pan-European education and research-based open innovation organization founded on excellence. Its mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life. By linking education, research and business, EIT Digital empowers digital top talents for the future. EIT Digital provides online "blended" Innovation and Entrepreneurship education to raise quality, increase diversity and availability of the top-level content provided by 20 reputable universities of technology around Europe. The universities all together deliver a unique blend of the best of technical excellence and entrepreneurial skills and mindset to digital engineers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers. The academic partners support Coursera’s bold vision to enable anyone, anywhere, to transform their lives by accessing the world’s best learning experience. This means that EIT Digital gradually shares parts of its entrepreneurial and academic education programmes to demonstrate its excellence and make it accessible to a much wider audience. EIT Digital’s online education portfolio can be used as part of blended education settings, in both Master and Doctorate programmes, and for professionals as a way to update their knowledge. EIT Digital offers an online programme in 'Internet of Things through Embedded Systems'. Achieving all certificates of the online courses and the specialization provides an opportunity to enroll in the on campus program and get a double degree. These are the courses in the online programme:
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 of 19 ratings

Very good course contents & presentation.

This course provide a lot of references, it is well organized, although maybe you will need more to do it than the time estimated.

Good, broad introduction to serious embedded systems. It covers quite advanced topics, definitely not for beginners. Not that it is hard but to fully understand requires it previous knowledge and good studying skills.

The course definitely needs work. Mostly it is a 5-10 min video about the topic and then a bunch of links to webpages, scientific articles, books, wiki entries, etc. that you need to read. Then a short quiz with rather specific questions about the readings. Many times it is not clear in the links what you should be looking for (sometimes its just a link to a home page) so the quiz is hard. The course needs work to make it more engaging and interactive.

I specially liked the last module about battery powered devices. It could be very useful as a course on its own. I think many people would like to learn about this topic.

Very good introductory course into the field of embedded systems. I would recommend this course to anyone who is willing to step into the field of IoT. The course offers a wealth of resources for individual study in a very systematic manner.