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Before choosing courseML1305 Micro Computer Project Course 6.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The main purpose of the course is to provide knowledge in the design, function and programming of embedded systems.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1305 (Spring 2013–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Computer models: von Neumann and Harward architecture, CISC and RISC
  • The function of a microcontroller on registry level
  • Interrupt handling in hardware and software
  • Parallel and serial interfaces
  • Timers, Compare, Capture and PWM
  • Structured programming
  • Hardware oriented programming in C
  • Project in mechatronics

Intended learning outcomes

The main purpose of the course is to provide knowledge in the design, function and programming of embedded systems.

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain the function and design of a microcontroller system
  • Explain the function and how to use I/O ports, Timers, ADC and serial interfaces
  • Program a microcontroller system in a high-level language
  • Use development tools for programming and debugging embedded systems
  • Explain and use interrupt handling with multiple interrupts
  • Develop a mechatronical prototype with microcontrollers, sensors and communication interface

Course Disposition


Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge from Digital Electronics and basic knowledge in C programming

Recommended prerequisites

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Manual för aktuell mikrokontroller

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ML1305

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Christer Albinsson tel 08 7909471,