M.Sc. Embedded Systems

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR15000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR1984 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Delft, Netherlands
Innovations made possible by embedded systems are making our lives healthier, more interesting, safer and more sustainable. These innovations are at the heart of industrial innovation and competitiveness, creating and sustaining jobs and economic well-being.



Embedded systems are hardware/software systems built into devices that are not necessarily recognised’ as computerised devices, but these systems do control the functionality and perceived quality of these devices. Some specific examples of embedded systems include: controllers for systems within a car; the automatic pilot of an aircraft; the chip set and software for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs; wireless sensor networks for ambient intelligence, a pacemaker; and control systems embedded in robots/ mechatronic machines. The growth rate in the embedded systems industry is more than 10% per annum and, according to forecasts, there will be more than 40 billion devices worldwide by 2020.

The TU Delft Master of Science Programme in Embedded Systems focuses on the design methodology of hardware and software user environments. It covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from integrated circuit design, computer architecture, communication networks and real-time operating systems to software engineering and formal methods for embedded applications. As an essential component in the inexorable process of miniaturisation, it is an exciting engineering science of the future.

The Embedded Systems programme is a 3TU programme. The three leading universities of technology in the Netherlands - Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Twente - developed a strong programme. The 3TU federation maximizes innovation by combining and concentrating the strengths of all three universities in research, education and knowledge transfer.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR15000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR1984 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Digital signal processing
  • VSLI
  • Reconfigurable computer design
  • Advanced multicore systems
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • High performance computing
  • High-Tech Start-ups
  • Hybrid systems
  • Mechatronic design
  • Embedded Computer Architecture
  • Embedded Systems Laboratory
  • Real-time Systems
  • System Validation

English Language Requirements


Admission Requirements

In most cases, if you hold a BSc degree and the Master’s programme is closely related to your Bachelor’s programme, you will be admitted directly into the programme. However, if the Master’s programme does not follow directly from your undergraduate programme, you will be required to take additional courses in what is called a bridging programme. This may be a standard programme, or it may be tailored to your specific situation.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Netherlands As one of the world’s leading training grounds for these engineers, TU Delft views its role in society as supplying technological solutions that take us significantly further along the road towards sustainability and a flourishing economy. We position ourselves as an open academic community which, through its scientific personnel and graduates, is represented throughout the academic world and is rooted in our own regional and national, social and economic environment.

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