Certificate in Embedded System Design Level 1

embedded system design level 1


In this intensive Certificate course, a systematic approach of Embedded System Hardware and Firmware Design is introduced. This course starts from the basic concepts of Analog and Digital Electronics, then swings over to C Programming and more advanced topics such as Microcontroller System Design and Development. to advanced topics of Embedded Real-Time System Design.

All modules are accompanied by a series of well-designed hands-on projects and all students will be provided with industrial standard development kits during this Certificate course. Upon completing this course, students are well-prepared and ready to move on to the Certificate in Embedded System Design Level 2 course.


Diploma in Engineering (electronics, computer engineering, mechanical, mechatronics…)

Language Proficiency:

Pass with Grade 5 and above in English at GCE N(A) Level OR Grade D and above for GCE N(T) level.

Working experience:

1 year

Minimum age:



  • 60 hours
  • Full time(1 months)
  • Part time (3 months)

Commencing/End date:


Mode of Delivery: 

Instructor led, classroom based training

Method of assessment: 

Exercise and project


St.Hua Classroom

Average Teacher to Student Ratio: 


Industrial Attachment:



Mr. Tang Fan / Mr. Adam Ye

Course Content:

Module 1: Electronics fundamentals: Analog and digital circuit

Duration: 21 hrs

Part 1: Analog Electronics
1.1 Current, voltage and resistance
1.2 Power, Energy and Efficency
1.3 Resistor, inductor and capacitor
1.4 Diodes
1.5 Transistors
1.6 Transistor amplifier configuration
1.7 Operational amplifiers
1.8 Oscillators
1.9 Filters

Part 2: Digital Electronics
2.1 Number system
2.2 Boolean algebra
2.3 Logic gates
2.4 Electronics displays
2.5 TTL and CMOS ICs
2.6 Flip-Flops
2.7 Counters and Applications
2.8 Decoders and encoders
2.9 Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

Module 2: C programming

Duration: 21 hrs

Module 3: Microcontroller system design & development
1. Microcontroller 8051 Architecture
2. Bus Architecture
3. Interrupts and Timers
4. Operation of IOs
5. LED Displays
6. Dip Switchs
7. Maxtrix Keypads
8. Dot Maxtrix Displays
9. LCD Displays
10. Stepper Motors and Types of Stepper Motors
11. Serial Communication Concept