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Real-time Operating Systems

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IT00BL27
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2025-2026)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Matila, Jukka
Language of Instruction: English

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student is familiar with the programming principles related to the use of real-time operating systems and knows how to make programs for real-time operating systems.

Student's Workload

135 h, of which 50 hours of scheduled contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Microcontroller Laboratory Excecises.


Basics of real-time operating systems, scheduling methods, event management, programming in real-time operating systems 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. Material provided by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Exercises in computer class. In addition to rehearsals, short lectures.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to produce a multitasking program operating independently in the embedded system.
Grade 3: The student is able to produce a multitasking program that works in a uCOS environment.
Grade 1: The student understands the basics of real-time operating systems.

Assessment Methods

Programming exercises 50 %, mini quizzes 30 % and a final examination 20 %.