EIT Digital Master School

Embedded Systems (ES), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English


Why study Embedded Systems?

The Embedded Systems (ES) programme is offered by EIT Digital Master School. Embedded systems are everywhere. More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user.

What are the career opportunities for Embedded Systems graduates?

Many European companies are world leading in the field of embedded systems design and have a strong demand for highly skilled, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists. Europe also needs brand new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to address societal challenges, to improve the quality of life, and to boost the European economy and leadership.

What is Embedded Systems Master at EIT Digital all about?

Graduates of the Embedded Systems (ES) programme at EIT Digital Master School will be world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing embedded solutions for new challenges in the cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things domains.

The Embedded Systems programme has three entry points and seven exit points. The first year will be similar at the three entry point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e), covering the common base studies on construction of embedded systems, embedded hardware & software, and models & methods for embedded systems design. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation provided by one of the exit point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e, AALTO, TUCS, UNITN, BME). The seven specialisations are: (1) Embedded Platforms (2) Embedded Multicore Processing, (3) Embedded Networking, (4) Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems, (5) Internet of Things and Energy-Efficient Computing, (6) Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, and (7) Critical Embedded Systems.

What are the goals of the programme?

The mission of the Embedded Systems programme is to give students a holistic and multidisciplinary view and skillset on embedded systems, their underlying technologies, their development, and their integration. Through the combined technical and entrepreneurial education, students will get insight into the role of embedded systems in the modern society and ability to develop innovations into business ideas and high tech embedded systems start-ups. They will also be capable of taking on leading management roles in embedded systems and more general ICT companies.

Where can I study Embedded Systems?

Entry - 1st year (common courses)

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany

Exit - 2nd year (specialisation)

  • Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems, Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Critical Embedded Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
  • Embedded Platforms, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Embedded Multicore Processing, Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • Embedded Networking, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
  • Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, University of Trento (UNITN), Italy
  • Internet of Things for Smart Embedded Systems, University of Turku (UTU), Finland

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • Web Services 
  • User Interface Construction 
  • Deep Learning 
  • Wireless Systems
  • Mobile Communication Systems 
  • Information Systems in Industry 
  • Seminar in Computer Science 
  • Special Course in Computer Science 
  • Special Assignment in Computer Science
  • Individual Studies in Computer Science

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • More details: The academic-year will officially start in Autumn, either in September or October, depending on the campus location of the programme.
                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 24 months
                      • Credits
                        120 ECTS
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus
                      • More information Go to the programme website

                      English Language Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

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                      Academic Requirements

                      • A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering/ electronics, computer engineering, computer science or information technology is required. The studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics including calculus, algebra and mathematical statistics. 
                      • Transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included.
                      • Curriculum Vitae including details on your academic and professional career.
                      • A letter of motivation in which you prove your innovative potential. 
                      • Passport or other kind of identification in English.
                      • Optional: Document stating the GPA or the Relative Ranking

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                10000 EUR/year
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                              • EU/EEA citizens from the Node countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, UK and the Netherlands) and all other EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

                              Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded partial tuition fee waiver and a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750

                              • EU/EEA citizens from the ARISE countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia)
                              Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of €750
                              • Non-EU/EEA Citizens

                              Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750

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