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Real Time Operating Systems

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITS2106
Curriculum: IT 2020
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2022-2023)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2022-2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3004IT2020-3, IT2020-3C2022-10-24 – 2022-12-17Jukka MatilaEnglish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06

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Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the working principles related with real time operating systems, and she knows how to produce software for real time operating systems.

Student's Workload

81 h, which contains 42 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Microcontrollers Laboratory Exercises.


Basics of real time operating systems, scheduling methods, advantages and disadvantages of the event loop, programming of a real time operating system using the MicroC-OS II environment.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Jean J. Labrosse: McroC/OS-II: The Real-Time Kernel.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises, a project work.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student can create a working multiple-task program, which works on an embedded system.
Grade 3: The student can write a working multiple-task program.
Grade 1: The student understands the basic concepts of real time operating systems.

Assessment Methods

An examination 60 %, a project work 40 %.