Fundamentals of Programming of Microcontroller

level of course unit

first cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

• Students will be able to read pseudocode, flowchart, etc. and create simple (Arduino) programs from them.
• Students will be able to read and modify (Arduino) programs.
• Students will be able to apply basic functions and commands from C/C++ programming language such as loops, control structures, definitions, etc.
• Students will gain an understanding of microcontrollers (Arduino) and how they can be used with sensors and actuators.
• Students can build simple, small electronic circuits with LEDs, sensors, etc. for the Arduino.
• Students learn the basics for getting started with the Internet of Things and Smarthome

prerequisites and co-requisites

None mandatory, Basic knowledge of electronics (Ohm's law, ...), interest in sensors, LEDs, Computers and Programming (Internet of Things)

course contents

• Demonstrate and gain overview of micro computers their practice use and connections
• The application of Arduino with various sensors (ultrasonic, temperature and humidity sensor, …) and actuators (servo motor, LCD display, active buzzer, ...).
• Conduct appropriate research into the use of mirco computers and sensors

recommended or required reading

not applicable

assessment methods and criteria

Final examination and/or team assignment

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Markus Ehrlenbach, MSc

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)


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