System Development with STMicroelectronics

The online course offered by ST to university students


How to design an electronic system based on a microcontroller

How to design an electronic system based on a microcontroller

STMicroelectronics is offering an online theoretical and practical course to university students, valid for the acquisition of Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU). The CFU value is agreed with universities and relates to the second part (Part II) of the course.

Lessons will be held in English from March to June 2024.


This online course aims to show to students how to design and build systems around microcontrollers and electronics developed by ST. It follows the hardware and software processes for the creation of electronic applications, including the definition and analysis of specifications, the design, creation, and integration of components, and testing.

The course consists of two parts: the first provides a general overview of electronics systems and is offered to all university students in the STEM domain, while the second focuses more on theoretical and practical activities under the guidance of ST experts, and is offered to students of master’s degree courses in the STEM domain.

Why apply


Participants will acquire competences on microcontrollers, MEMS sensors, ST driving solutions, and ST development tools, together with knowledge on advanced systems such as energy-autonomous sensor nodes and artificial intelligence. The second part focuses on ST components and tools for the design and debugging of applications based on STM32 microcontrollers.


You’ll find experienced and qualified experts from the ST Technical Staff Community.

The Technical Staff Community consists of employees that are recognized for their expertise in specific core technologies. This community aims to create an environment of continuous knowledge sharing and innovation that contributes to technological development at STMicroelectronics.


Lessons will be held online, in the English language.


The value of CFU will be agreed with universities and may vary from one university to another.


Candidate profile

Candidate profile

  • PART I is open to all STEM students attending bachelor's and master's degree courses; PART II is reserved for master’s degree students in the STEM domain. 
  • A basic knowledge of the C language is recommended

How to apply

  • Student subscriptions and CFU recognition must be managed by universities once the course has been formerly approved.
  • Students may choose to attend PART I, or PART II, or both.

Application fee

The online training course is offered free of charge.

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Educational program

Part I: 8 hours

Offered to all STEM students (Bachelor's and Master's Degree)

  • ST at a glance
  • Electronic systems
  • Electronic systems
  • Embedded systems - programming basics
  • MEMS sensors overview
  • Motor control algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence on the edge
  • Join us! Meet ST Human Resources

Part II: 25 hours

Offered to students of Master’s Degree courses in STEM domains

  • ST at a glance
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • STM32: family overview and main peripherals
  • STM32 ODE overview: Nucleo, X-Nucleo, Function Packs
  • STM32: programming tools
  • STM32: practical examples
  • MEMS sensors: practical examples
  • Electric motor and actuators: introduction and practical session
  • Energy-autonomous and maintenance-free wireless sensor node
  • Deep learning & STM32Cube A.I.
  • Join us! Meet ST Human Resources

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About STMicroelectronics

About STMicroelectronics

At ST, we are more than 50,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. As integrated device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. ST is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027.