Fall 2022 - ENSC 351 D100

Embedded and Real Time System Software (4)

Class Number: 5930

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Brian Fraser
    1 778 782-8112
  • Prerequisites:

    (CMPT 128 and ENSC 215 and ENSC 250) or ENSC 254 or (CMPT 225 and (CMPT 250 or CMPT 295)), all with a minimum grade of C- and a minimum of 60 units. ENSC 351 is a required course for all Engineering Science Major and Honours students (no course substitutions are permitted).



Concentrates on the problems encountered when attempting to use computers in real time (RT) and embedded applications where the computer system must discern the state of the real world and react to it within stringent response time constraints. Both design methodology and practical implementation techniques for RT systems are presented. Although some hardware will be involved, it should be noted that this course concentrates on real time software. Students with credit for or who are concurrently enrolled in ENSC 451/MSE 450 cannot take this course for further credit.



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