Program “Embedded Microprocessor Systems”

Specialized English-Taught International Semester Program of Master’s Level.

International Semester Program “Embedded Microprocessor Systems” offered by Siberian Federal University (School of Space and Information Technologies) constitutes a Special English-taught Module of Master in Microprocessor Systems. This Module is aimed at teaching students how to design embedded systems based on modern microprocessors, microcontrollers, and programmable integrated circuits at a high professional level. The formed skills cover the full cycle of intelligent embedded systems development.

The expansion of the scope of intelligent embedded microprocessor systems is one of the main trends in computer technology. Subject matter experts are in demand in the labour market, but their training requires complex technical equipment found within the educational process, as well as the professional and practical experience of the teaching staff. All these conditions are available to the participants of this module.


The module focuses on practical skills in developing embedded industrial purpose systems, generating a "ready solutions" kit for future use in professional activities.

The module includes 4 disciplines and an individual or group project.

Practical classes are held both individually and in groups to simulate teamwork. All lecture material and some laboratory work are available remotely. This approach maximizes the effectiveness of training.

Training is conducted in specially outfitted laboratories with personal workstations equipped with a high-performance PC, control equipment, a set of sensors and actuators, evaluation boards etc.

Students will use such integrated development environments as NI LabView, Atmel AVR Tools, Xilinx Vivado DS, Altera IDE, MathLab.

The practical result of learning is an embedded intelligent digital control system of executive automation, implemented in the framework of the project.

Diploma and Degree: Program Certificate.

Career Prospects

Research career: the holder of the Module certificate can continue studying to earn an MSc degree in Information Technology.

Oleg V. Nepomnyashcy

Professor of Computer Science Dept., Head of Laboratory in Microprocessor Systems, School of Space and Information Technologies, Siberian Federal University.

Author and co-author of over 170 scientific publications, teaching aids and patents.

Leader and member of 14 federal-level scientific projects regarding the development of instrumentation and hardware components for the needs of industry, healthcare, aerospace and consumer industry.

Area of expertise:

  • High-level VLSI synthesis,
  • microprocessor and embedded systems,
  • instrumentation and automation,
  • CAD of industrial systems,
  • development of "system-on-chip."

Additional information is available at:

Natalia J. Sirotinina

Ph.D. in Engineering, Associate Professor of Computer Science Dept., Head of Laboratory in Software Development Technologies, School of Space and Information Technologies, Siberian Federal University.

Area of expertise

  • Neurocomputing;
  • Architectures of parallel high-performance computing systems;
  • Parallel programming.

Additional information is available at:

CV (.pdf)

Tatyana Titovskaya

PhD, Assistant, Computer Science Dept., School of Space and Information Technologies, Siberian Federal University.

CV (.pdf)

Duration 1 semester, 18 weeks (30 ECTS)
Starting date September, 1
Language English
Entry requirements
  • BSc Degree in Computer Science

  • Students should have an understanding in:
    • Programming in C / C ++
    • Finite-state automaton
    • Electronics and Circuitry
    • Computer Architecture
  • Good command of English (certificate or other document)
Application deadline May–June
Tuition fee (per semester) 100,000 rubles
Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available in double and triple-occupancy rooms (€ 20 per month).
Practicalities Invitation letter for a student visa in Russia and airport transfer are provided by the University
Course Title ECTS
Introduction to Embedded Systems 3
FPGA/PLD-based Embedded Systems 6
Microprocessor Systems 6
Systems-on-a-Chip 6
The Final Research Project 9
Module total 30
  • Introduction to Embedded Systems. The introductory course provides students with basic knowledge and practical skills for designing embedded systems.

    Syllabus (.pdf)

  • FPGA/PLD-based Embedded Systems. This course is aimed at studying modern Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), and Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) architectures, methods and CAD tools for their design, and learning embedded system development skills.
  • Microprocessor Systems. This course familiarizes students with modern microprocessor and microcontroller architectures. The practical part of the course focuses on acquiring skills in developing control systems based on microprocessors and microcontrollers.
  • System-on-a-Chip. This course focuses on the study of system-on-a-chip (SoC) high-level design, verification and testing, acquisition of skills in SoC design and SoC-based embedded systems hardware, and software development.
  • The Final Research Project. This project provides an opportunity to put the entire complex of acquired knowledge and skills into practice in solving real engineering and scientific problems. This project results in an embedded digital intelligent system of executive automation monitoring and control.

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