Certificate in Embedded System Design Level 2

embedded system design level 2


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: 



  • 63 hours
  • 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. Advanced Microcontroller System;
  2. Embedded System Design Based on ARM7/9 Processor Level 1;
  3. Embedded System Design Based on ARM7/9 Processor Level 2;

Module 4. Advanced Microcontroller System

Duration: 21 hrs

1. Introduction
2. Interrupt / Timer
3. SPI communication protocol
4. IIC communication protocol
6. AD/DA conversions
7. Read/Write SD card
8. PWM
9. PS2 Port

Module 5. Embedded System Design Based on ARM9 Processor Level 1

Duration: 30 hrs

Part 1: ARM system basic
1. ARM development environment;
2. Boot code analysis;
3. Operation of IO ports;
4. Interrupt;
5. Timer;
6. Serial port communication;
7. Watch dog;
8. Operation of Flash & SDRAM;
9. LED & Buzzer;
10. A/D conversation;

Module 6. Embedded System Design Based on ARM9 Processor Level 2 

Duration: 30 hrs

Part2: ARM system
1. Operating system basic;
2. ucOS-II Kernel structural;
3. Concept of task;
4. ucOS-II task management;
5. ucOS-II time management;
6. ucOS-II synchronization and communication;
7. ucOS-II memory management;
8. ucOS-II application development;
9. ucOS-II GUI display;