• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Uwe Zimmer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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Real-time and embedded systems are all around us. Controlling cars, trains, or aeroplanes, as well as mobile phones, cameras, or A/V equipment, embedded systems are a challenging and demanding part of computer science and engineering. This course delivers foundations of real-time analysis and implementation of systems which are interconnected with the physical world (embedded systems). It also delivers the principles of fault tolerant systems and highly reliable systems. Techniques which are introduced include real-time calculus, real-time scheduling, elementary sensor data filtering and fusion methods, error recovery strategies, and graceful degradation methods.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • formulate real-time constraints.
  • employ standard real-time programming constructs.
  • develop a concept to handle the requests level of reliability.
  • construct and implement an architecture for an asynchronous, distributed real-time system.
  • understand and consider constraints from physical dynamical systems.
  • participate significantly in the enhancement of the reliability (or analysis) of safety critical systems.

Other Information

Course offered in alternate, odd-numbered years commencing in 2007.

Indicative Assessment

Laboratories (30%); Final Exam (70%)

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Workload

Two 1.5hr lectures and one 2hr tutorial/lab session per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2310 or ENGN3213. Incompatible with COMP8330.

Prescribed Texts

Alan Burns and Andy Wellings; Real-Time Systems and Programming Languages; Addison Wesley, fourth edition 2009

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9823 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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