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Real-Time Systems

Module IN2060

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Informatics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2015 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2015WS 2011/2

Basic Information

IN2060 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Basic concepts, scheduling, fault tolerance, real-time operating systems, real-time programming languages, case-tools, clocks, concurrency and communication, fieldbus, applications, secure systems; Special hardware, control engineering, fuzzy-control, reliability.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this module students are able to analyse the specific requirements of real-time systems. They are able to select from a variety of possible solutions based on relevant aspects, such as modeling concepts, scheduling algorithms, operating systems, programming languages, etc. They understand typical problems with cuncurrent programming and are familiar with different mechanisms to overcome these problems.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a lecture, an exercise and tasks for self-study. The contents of the lecture are conveyed in the lecture and through presentations. Students are encouraged to deal with the content of the topics through small tasks set in the course of the lectures, as well as by solving exercise sheets. The solution to the exercises is discussed in the exercise.


Slides, exercise sheets


- Hermann Kopetz: Real-Time Systems, 1997
- Jane W. S. Liu: Real-Time Systems, 2000
- Alan Burns, Andy Wellings: Real-Time Systems and Programming Languages, 2001
- Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit: The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, 2008

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination is carried out in the form of a 90-minute written exam. This is intended to demonstrate that specific problems of real-time systems have been understood and can be solved through the use of suitable algorithms and simulations.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Real-Time Systems
Wed, 2022-08-17, 13:45 till 15:15 0001
till 2022-07-10 (cancelation of registration till 2022-08-10)
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