Certificate in Embedded & Real-Time Systems Programming

Design and Develop Embedded Products

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Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $3,297

Next start date

October 2017

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About this Program


Embedded and real-time systems are an important part of many technology products. These systems have applications across a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive and health care.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll acquire the skills needed to develop embedded and real-time software for microcontrollers and microprocessors. We’ll cover how to design, develop, test, debug and document low-level software for embedded devices using C programming and ARM assembly. You’ll gain an understanding of hardware schematics and build the skills to analyze and improve the performance of a product.

Designed For

Developers and technical professionals with experience programming in the C or C++ languages.

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What YOu'll learn

  • Concepts in computer architecture and hardware from a software perspective
  • Embedded debugging techniques using a hardware JTAG-based debug interface
  • Key operating system principles, such as how to port and use a real-time operating system
  • How to build a firmware image, write device drivers, develop event-driven systems, deal with a multithreaded environment, and design and develop a software/hardware interface API

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll develop embedded and real-time systems software using a development kit.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).

Online

Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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