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Real Time Embedded Software for The Real World (SF Series)(SFC) 


Embedded systems are integral part of our daily lives, existing in various applications from rice cookers to air-conditioning units to aircrafts to automotives. These systems operate in the real world with real time constraints, and with various interfaces to sensors and actuators we interact with. Embedded within these systems are microcontrollers and processors running embedded, real time software 


This is an introduction course to embedded systems and writing real time software for embedded systems. The objective of the Real Time Software Course is to equip participants with sufficient knowledge and confidence to write software for real time embedded systems. Participants will be introduced to device I/O programming, using a real time operating system, and writing a real time software application. 


Day 1
Introduction to embedded computing platform, understanding processors, device input/output (I/O), storage media for embedded systems

Day 2
Introduction to a real time operating system, using multi-tasking, semaphores, interprocess communications, understanding a board support package and writing a device driver

Day 3
Introduction to real time software, understanding real time scheduling, deadlocks, mutual exclusion, time-triggered vs event triggered architectures

** Participants will be provided with a hardware board, which can be brought home after the course. Hands-on exercises will be carried out extensively on the hardware board during the class, to reinforce the theory learnt in the lectures. **  


Mr Teng, Philip

Mr Philip Teng graduated with a BEng (EE) degree from National University of Singapore and received his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Having worked on embedded system software in mission critical and safety critical applications for the past fourteen years, Philip has extensive know-how in developing complex software, as well as the key technologies in real time embedded software. His experience includes commercial and defence applications, such as the unmanned ground vehicle application for commercial port operations. He is also the team leader of the flight software team for Singapore's first micro-satellite, which was successfully launched into space and operating. Philip is also lecturing in NTU on Embedded Systems Programming for the Masters of Science (Embedded Systems).

Who Should Attend

This introductory course is recommended for software engineers who are new to embedded systems, and wish to learn how to program a real time software on a real embedded system.

Course Pre-requisite:
Basic C programming experience

Fee with SkillsFuture Series subsidy: S$346.68(inclusive of GST). *conditions apply

To be eligible for SF Series subsidy, participants:
- must be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore
* Participants who do not fulfill the above criteria are not eligible for SF Series funding, and are required to pay the course fee in full.  



10 to 12 June 2019 


9:00am to 5:00pm 


NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre 

Closing Date:

27 May 2019 

Course Fee:

Standard: S$1155.60  

NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students: S$924.48  

Group (3 & Above): S$1040.04

NTUC Member: S$1040.04


Registration fees inclusive of:

  • Course materials

  • Light refreshments

  • Complimentary Lunch - applicable at NTU@one-north campus only

  • Prevailing GST

Online Registration

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Methods of Payment

1. Credit Card (Visa, American Express and Mastercard only)

2. Cheque made payable to Nanyang Technological University

3. Invoice to Company (for Company Sponsored Participants)

4. E-invoice (for Government Organizations)

5. Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft (Note: All related charges are to be borne by participant)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A written notification to pace@ntu.edu.sg or fax to

6774 2911 before course closing date.

No cancellation charges (Full refund)



A written notification on or after course closing date.

No Refund

SkillsFuture Credit (if applicable):
- Participant to cancel their claim with WDA
- PaCE@NTU reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant

Replacement Policy

Given a 3 days notice before course commencement, companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course. Terms and conditions apply.


There is no replacement for participant utilising SkillsFuture Credit. Participant to cancel their SkillsFuture Credit claim with WDA.

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