Micro Processor Based Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge of electronics corresponding to analog Instrumentation (2nd semester)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students shall understand the fundamental principles of microprocessor based systems and be able to construct and program a specific microprocessor based system so as to handle a small sized practical problem.

Learning objectives


  • Be able to build and program a microprocessor based system
  • Must have knowledge of the methodology used for constructing connected digital systems, including an introduction to fundamental digital circuits, their use and limitations
  • Must have insight of basic terminology for the architecture of microprocessors


  • Be able to synthesize a microprocessor based system based on a specific technical problem, with the possibility of simple interaction between a user and surroundings
  • Be able to modularize the total system into hardware and software with well-defined interfaces
  • Be able to determine the architecture with regard to hardware and software and communication between subsystems
  • Must be able to design a microprocessor program which can runs on its own for controlling the digital/analog hardware
  • Must be able to elaborate a number of possibilities for analysis, program development, programming and testing for the entire microprocessor based system
  • Be able to synthesize, document and bring the entire system (hardware and software) to working condition


  • Be able to analyse and specify the design requirement through problem domain analysis
  • Be able to design a microprocessor based system based on the design specifications
  • Be able to implement and test the developed system with the purpose of verifying the hypothesis, as well as draw conclusions based on the achieved result.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student



Name of examMicro Processor Based Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Project on 3rd Semester Electronics and Computer Engineering (BSc).

Facts about the module

Danish titleMicroprocessor-baserede systemer
Module codeN-ED-B3-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science