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Dependable Real-Time Systems

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT173
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 23 March 2020 - 5 June 2020
2 Closed GU-28666
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course is intended to give a deeper understanding of the problems involved in designing dependable real-time systems based on multiprocessor architectures. Specifically, the course covers the following topics:

  • Background: motivation for; and definition of; real-time computing systems.
  • Characteristics of real-time systems: application constraints; design methods; task models; run-time mechanisms; architectures.
  • Evaluation of real-time systems: performance measures; evaluation methodologies.
  • Single and multiprocessor scheduling: problem definition; terminology; and algorithms.
  • Complexity theory and NP-completeness in the context of real-time scheduling.
  • Real-time communications: protocols and end-to-end delay guarantees.
  • Fault-tolerance techniques for real-time systems: models; algorithms and architectures.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible for the course students should have successfully completed courses corresponding to 120 higher education credits within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. In addition, a pass grade in the preparatory course DIT162 Real-Time systems, 7.5 credits, is required. Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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41296 Göteborg

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