Certificate in Embedded System Design Level 1

embedded system design level 1


In the certificate course, a systematic approaches of embedded system hardware and firmware design is introduced. This course starts from basic concept of electronics to advanced topics of embedded real time system design. Popular electronics devices such as microcontroller, FPGA, DSP, ARM microprocessor are covered. Various software design tools are also covered. All the modules are accompanied by a series of well-designed hands-on projects and all students will be provided with industrial standard development kit during the class.


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 yr

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


  1. Electronics fundamentals: Analog, Digital Circuit;
  2. C programming;
  3. Micro-controller system design & development;

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 Transistor;
1.6 Transistor amplifier configuration;
1.7 Operational amplifier;
1.8 Oscillator;
1.9 Filter;

Part 2: Digital Electronics:
2.1 Number system;
2.2 Boolean algebra
2.3 Logic gate;
2.4 Electronics display;
2.5 TTL and CMOS ICs;
2.6 Flip-Flops
2.7 Counter and Application;
2.8 Decoder and encoder;
2.9 Multiplexer and Demultiplexer;

Module 2. C programming

Duration: 21 hrs
1. Microcontroller 8051 Architecture
2. Bus Architecture
3. Interrupts and Timers
4. Operation of IOs
5. LED Display
6. Dip Switch
7. Maxtrix Keypad
8. Dot Maxtrix Display
9. LCD Display
10. Stepper Motors and Types of Stepper Motors
11. Serial Communication Concept