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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
DAT175 - Advanced topics in electronic system design
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPEES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: English
Maximum participants: 15

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   3,5 c 4,0 c    

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Bitr professor  Kjell Jeppson
Professor  Per Larsson-Edefors

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In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Students that are eligible for this course are enrolled in the MPEES master's programme and have successfully completed the following courses: Introduction to electronic system design (DAT093), Introduction to integrated circuit design (MCC091), and Methods for electronic system design and verification (DAT110).

In contrast to regular Master's courses, this course has a focus on individual, advanced training. Hence, there is a limit to the number of students that can be accepted to this course.


One purpose of this course is to offer the student an opportunity to dig deeper into a selected topic of advanced electronic system design, ranging from circuit design to embedded software design. Another purpose is to give the student a chance to learn the basic trades of research work, which is a skill that can prove useful already during the coming master thesis work.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

1. describe state of the art of a selected topic in the field of electronic system design
2. describe the main phases of research work: planning, execution, revision and documentation/dissemination
3. independently perform a research prestudy in the form of a literature study or a limited research assignment


There are three different formats of this course:

F1. Individual work on a relevant research assignment
F2. Individual work on literature study on a relevant topic
F3. Activity in a regular PhD student course in a relevant area


The course organization depends on the selected course format (see Content). For a student that follows a regular PhD student course (F3), no participation in the activities below is required. For a student that intends to do a research assignment (F1) or a literature study (F2), the following information applies:

The course spans Q1 and Q2, during which the student works in an independent manner.

In the beginning of Q1, each student taking the course in Q1 is required to state his/her topic of interest and set up a work plan that defines the scope and the goal. Similarly, in the beginning of Q2, each student taking the course in Q2 is required to state his/her topic of interest and set up a work plan that defines the scope and the goal.

The student should approach a suitable Chalmers teacher, to make sure that he/she can take on the supervisor's role. The supervisor is expected to provide guidance throughout the course; at the very minimum, this involves reading/endorsing the work plan and reading/commenting/grading the final report.

In the end of Q2 (or the beginning of Q3), the students present their work.


Research papers. Manuals. Datasheets.


Assessment of oral presentation and written report (or research paper) at the end of Q2 (or beginning of Q3).

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