Jul 12, 2017
Real-Time systems are very demanded nowadays. Excellent course to review some aspects in this field or to learn everything from the beginning.
Apr 23, 2018
I feel having in depth analysis on various scheduling algorithms would be helpful. I have learnt many things from this course.
By Emmanuel D•
Dec 05, 2017
Strongly focused on the scheduling methods. Good introduction to freertos. I think it could be really helpful to have written notes along with the videos. I know it is a lot work to prepare this kind of document for a MOOC, but it would be a big benefit.
By Werner O F S•
Sep 18, 2017
Great course, sometimes hard to follow for newbies. Some instructions are a bit ambiguous or unclear.
Aug 14, 2017
It would be helpful if there are PDF slides which summarize all knowledge to download.
By Ralph W•
Aug 25, 2017
I thought the course did a good job of helping me to learn about RTOS scheduling and the Simso simulator. It would have been nice to have more detail about the specifics of context switching and what happens to the CPU stack when switching from one task to another. There were a few times where the homework wasn’t coupled with the video lectures. There were very few explanations about how to use FreeRTOS and I think the basic assumption is that an intermediate C programming could pick that up pretty fast. There were also a few mistakes in the video lectures. Overall, I thought it was a good course and I have not found very many online courses that offer information about real time systems.
By Jose E L•
Nov 05, 2017
The course is quite focused on schedulers and more lectures on FreeRTOS would be welcome. Although deeper and more extensive explanations about queues, mutexes, semaphores... and many other RTOS features, would be necessary, on average the course is interesting because you learn to understand how the core of any RTOS work.
By siddharth s•
Dec 15, 2016
Good introduction to RTOS concepts. A little theoretical, there could have been a project to do in the end which would have made the course objectives more clear.
By Elyasin S•
Jul 17, 2016
The course is very good in my opinion. There are some little drawbacks though. The assignments are not very difficult but expect you to be autonomous in setting up the environments; this was a bit of a hurdle for some students. Also the reviews could be better. The review feedback depends on how well the reviewer understood the subject; more concrete instructions would be good as well as more precise criterias for the grading of the peer review.
By Mahesh K•
Dec 05, 2016
It is a very good course for embedded system enthusiasts.
By Eric L•
Sep 12, 2016
I enjoyed this course a lot! It gives a good introduction to the topic of real time systems, the lessons are well organized and you don't need to be a computer science expert to learn and understand the material taught in the course. The course not only teaches theory but gives you practical guidelines and very useful examples/assignments to illustrate how the theory is used in practice to solve typical problems and design real time systems , which is the feature I liked most about this course. This "hands-on" approach is very useful to the practitioner, with some inexpensive and simple hardware at your disposal the open-source software tools introduced in the course can get you quite far in designing your own real time system! Needless to say, no course is perfect and there are always things that can be improved. For example, the wording of the assignments and quizzes in this course is in dire need of an update/edit.
By Akhilesh S•
Dec 04, 2017
It is a great course to understand the fundamentals of real time systems. However more hands-on programming assignments are required to have a better understanding of FreeRTOS. Also, the mathematical equations involved in the design of schedulers should be explained with their underlying proofs. Putting the equations simply on slides doesn't convey the idea behind the concepts. The course introduces you to good reference materials where the concepts are explained in a very simple and lucid way. Overall the course has great content and is worth attending for master students and working professionals.
By Hsi-Tse W•
Jun 19, 2016
great course. I enjoy many point about RTOS from here. Thanks ^^
By Mahesh K•
Jan 30, 2018
It was really helpful course, thanks for providing such course.
+ Points - Nice arrangements of the topics, quiz , videos and assignments etc. Good help on the administrative queries etc.
Can be improved in terms of the coding assignments . We can provide some more coding assignments with different schedulers.
By Ricardo C•
Nov 07, 2016
The contents of the course are interesting, but it feels too short, and the assignments trend to let you down (the scoring system is sometimes a bit brainless)
By Dale M•
Nov 07, 2016
Very useful course with good information. Current iteration is a little rough as an online course, could use a little thought into the peer-review process works specifically around how to distribute the code.
By Aditya M•
Oct 20, 2017
No guidance for a FreeRtos and this makes programming assignment too tough for a newbie
By MomeN M•
Jun 16, 2017
Good structure but poor contents.
Oct 09, 2017
Assignments are quite vague in instructions and more in depth coverage on RTOS application in assignments would be more helpful.
By Guillermo H M•
Mar 22, 2018
The assignments are quite poor. They need to improve that.
By Olli V•
Jun 19, 2016
The course feels pretty shallow and it ignores all the interesting stuff like proofs. There is no written material available, so if you can't follow the lectures, poor you. Quizzes aren't very well formulated and sometimes the correct answer is more of a matter of opinion rather than a hard fact. Evaluation seems to be based solely on peer review and there are no model solutions available, so the points you'll get may vary depending on how your peers understood the assignment and if they were interested in the review process at all.
My overall feeling is that nothing was quite challenging on the course, and I didn't learn much more than what I could have learnt by reading a few paragraphs per topic from Wikipedia. I also felt that the programming assignments were quite disjoint from the core, tough I don't feel like I understand the core better than before the course because none of the assignments made me think why something works, rather than that we just mechanically reproduced the examples shown in the lectures.
By Jean A•
Oct 25, 2016
This course assumes that you are familiar with freeRTOS.