Secure Embedded Systems save lives and your career. Learn how to develop secure embedded systems with tools used in modern industry
Three people died after the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines aircraft from Seoul, Korea, at San Fransisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2013. The American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) established that the crash most probably was caused by the flight crew's (in)actions. Three teenage girls lost their lives; two in the airplane and another was accidentally run over by a firetruck.
The human factor is often cause for accidents. NTSB and others report that more than 50 percent of plane crashes is caused by pilot error (and for road accidents it is even 90 perc.) Correctly designed safety and security critical systems can prevent these errors.
After following this course successfully, you are able to develop secure embedded systems that are at the core of these safety and security critical systems. You are even challenged to program your own landing guiding system in our capstone project.
If you are interested in building secure embedded systems for the benefit of humanity, this specialization is for you!
EIT Digital has chosen 3 MOOC topics of industrial interest, namely: 1) Embedded design and hardware, 2) Security in embedded connectivity and 3) Real-Time systems. These MOOCs show what it takes to program Internet-of-Things systems. We focus on tools used in the modern IoT industry, and we push for a practical learn-by-programming approach in which you are exposed to the actual development in an early stage.
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Our project is a practical programming assignment in which the learner combines the knowledge from our three courses. The learner will develop a real embedded IoT system based on the FreeRTOS platform from Wittenstein Ltd. It is a true engineering task in which the learner must apply both their skills and creativity to build a functioning large scale embedded system.
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EIT Digital is a pan-European organization whose mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life. By linking education, research and business, EIT Digital empowers digital top talents for the future.
EIT Digital provides online and blended Innovation and Entrepreneurship education to raise quality, increase diversity and availability of the top-level content provided by 20 leading technical universities around Europe. The universities deliver a unique blend of the best of technical excellence and entrepreneurial skills and mindset to digital engineers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers. The academic partners support Coursera’s bold vision to enable anyone, anywhere, to transform their lives by accessing the world’s best learning experience. This means that EIT Digital gradually shares parts of its entrepreneurial and academic education programmes to demonstrate its excellence and make it accessible to a much wider audience. EIT Digital’s online education portfolio can be used as part of blended education settings, in both Master and Doctorate programmes, and for professionals as a way to update their knowledge. EIT Digital offers an online programme in 'Internet of Things through Embedded Systems'. Achieving all certificates of the online courses and the specialization provides an opportunity to enroll in the on campus program and get a double degree. Please visit https://www.eitdigital.eu/eit-digital-academy/
What is the refund policy?
If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Between 6 and 10 weeks
What background knowledge is necessary?
Basic C programming, Basic computer architecture, Basic network knowledge, Basic software development
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No, but the project should be completed last
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
You need to consult with your university
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Develop IoT systems in practice
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