An intensive curriculum on embedded software design for vocational-purpose training

Jing Chen, Jian Hong Liu, Hui Ming Su

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation of an intensive curriculum on embedded software design for university or college graduates of engineering background, who are seeking job opportunities in developing software for embedded system products. It is part of a government-conducted project intending to resolve the shortage of embedded software engineers in SoC (System-on-Chip) and related industry. In order to balance among the required expertise in developing embedded software, background diversity of the enrolled students, and the 300-hour limit on total course hours imposed by the project, the curriculum is designed towards delivering ready-to-use skills and aimed at establishing a solid common ground as required by embedded software engineers. The curriculum is composed of 9 courses which are divided into foundation modules, core modules, and practicing modules. More than 75% of the students were employed to work in embedded software and related industry within 6 months after completing this curriculum. This curriculum, although it has its limitation, demonstrates an effective alternative to supplying industry with trained manpower of embedded software.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4724389
Pages (from-to)745-750
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems - ICPADS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 14th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS'08 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2008 Dec 82008 Dec 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture

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