Directed Studies: Functional Safety for Embedded Systems


  • Course (Prof. Dr. Stefan Leue)
    Wednesday    10:00 - 11:30  Room: PZ 902 ( instead of room PZ 801)
  • Tutorial (Martin Kölbl)
    Thursday 11:45 - 13:15 Room: PZ 912 (instead of room PZ 801)


Bachelor level knowledge of operating systems, distributed systems, software engineering and theory.


This directed studies course will introduce into the areas of embedded systems and functional safety engineering for those systems. Selected topics from these areas will be discussed and presented by participants on a weekly basis. Lectures will be accompanied by a tutorial.

Learning objectives

Participants of this course will be enabled to understand and assess methods used in the design of safe embedded systems. This will enable them to employ adequate techniques in practical system engineering projects. Participants will also learn to acquire technical knowledge from textbook sources and to present this knowledge to their peers.

Course literature

P. Marwedel, Embedded System Design: Embedded Systems Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems, Springer 2010.
J. Börcsök, Functional Safety - Basic Principles of Safety-related Systems, VDE Verlag, 2007.
M. Bozzano, A. Villafiorita, Design and safety assessment of critical systems, CRC Press, 2010.
H. Kopetz, Real-Time Systems: Design Principles for Distributed Embedded Applications, Springer 2011.

Records of academic assessments

Final examination. At least one presentation of a course topic (appr. 30 mins.).

Active participation in the excercises.


Master-level course. Open to Bachelor-level students.


SWS: 2+2
ECTS-points: 6.0