TDT4295 - Computer Design Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Introduction to modern methods, techniques and tools used in computer design. Lectures and tutorials will be given on the tools and facilities available in the computer design laboratories and their use in specification, design, verification and prototyping of circuits, printed circuit boards (PCB) and systems. A realistic design project will then be carried where participants will work together as a design team. The design project involves the full process from specification, PCB design, Microprocessor and FPGA programming, testing, verification and documentation.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - The student learns the design process of an embedded system. This includes developing low-level software, hardware and a printed circuit board as well as necessary documentation and project management. Skills: - The student learns to work in a group with a vaguely defined problem statement - The student learns development, debugging and bug correction for reconfigurable logic, microcontrollers and printed circuit boards - The student learns debugging and bug correction at a system level (integration). General competence: - The student learns to work in a project. This includes making decisions based on limited information, tolerating these decisions when they turn out to be suboptimal and evaluating them when better information becomes available.

Learning methods and activities

The project work will be carried out in groups of a size suited for the assignment and focused around the computer design laboratories. The groups are relatively large, with 5-15 students.

Further on evaluation

Retake of the course will require new participation/deliverables in all activities.

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8084 15.0
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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