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Due to the current situation (COVID-19), this course will be taught pureley virtually. All material will be provided via the Moodle platform, so that joining this work space is mandatory. 

Course title:

Cyber-Physical System Fundamentals (CPSF)



The aim of this course is to provide an overview over fundamental techniques of designing embedded systems (information processing systems embedded into products such as telecommunication systems, vehicles or robots). At the end of the course, the student will be able to put the different areas of embedded systems into perspective and to understand more specialized topics, such as timing predictability, modeling, scheduling, or performance evaluation.



  • Start of course: 04.05.2020
  • Semester: Summer Semester 2020
  • Language: English
  • Teaching method: Virtual course, Moodle
  • Lecturers: Dr. Kuan-Hsun Chen
  • Teaching Assistant: Lea Schönberger
  • Tutor: Nils Hölscher
  • Credits: 6 CP (requires successfull participation in labs and finals)
  • Reference books: Peter Marwedel: Embedded System Design - Embedded Systems Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems, and the Internet of Things, 3rd edition, 2018 (cf. online version provided by Springer)
  • Target audience: Students of "automation and robotics", ERASMUS students with limited German language skills, guest students of Ruhr campus online program, students of the international summer school program of TU Dortmund.
  • Incompatibilities: this course cannot be selected by students for which the German course "Eingebettete Systeme" is an elective, i.e. students of the "Informatik" and "Angewandte Informatik" programs of TU Dortmund.