IELS2021 - Electronic systems design and implementation I


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 50/100 15 minutes E
Design projects 50/100

Course content

Electronic filters and amplifiers. Architecture of microcontrollers and microcontroller systems. Interfaces in microcontroller systems. Programming of microcontroller systems, including real time aspects. Conversion between analog and digital signal representations. Digital signal processing. The course will collaborate tightly with the concurrent, relevant courses.

Learning outcome

The candidate should be able to

  • design and explain the workings of electronic and digital (sub) systems in the time, frequency or s domain based on what is purposeful.
  • implement analog (sub) systems using discrete components on breadboard.
  • implement digital (sub) systems using an adequate microcontroller platform.

Learning methods and activities

Student-active learning methods (Flipped Classroom). Deliverables in the form of design and analysis problems. Half of these must be passed to be eligible for the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade of the course is given through an aggregated assessment consisting of two objects, an oral exam and individual deliverables in the form of reports. The two objects each count 50% towards the final grade. The reports are technical papers documenting design projects given during the semester. The number of reports to be handed in, as well as due dates, will be announced at the start of the semester. A failing grade on the reports will require this object to be re-taken.

If case of a re-sit examination, this will be executed as an oral exam the following August. If the course isn't passed after the re-sit examination it is possible to re-take individual objects.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronic Systems Engineer - Engineering (BIELSYS)

Required previous knowledge

The following course is required:

  • IELS1001- Engineering project - introduction to ESI

Course materials

Will be announced at start of course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IELET1001 4.0 AUTUMN 2023
IELET1002 4.0 AUTUMN 2023
IELET2110 2.0 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Design projects 50/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral exam 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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