Embedded Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Embedded Systems at Uppsala University provides students with a world-class education in computer and systems engineering with a focus on design, implementation, and analysis of embedded systems. 


Embedded Systems at Uppsala University is closely connected to cutting-edge research at Uppsala University, and as a student you will gain skills and knowledge that are highly relevant on the national and international labour market, both in industry and academia.

Many devices applied routinely in our daily life, for instance cell phones, washing machines, cars, or even airplanes are controlled by embedded computers. Devices may contain hundreds of microprocessors and millions of lines of program code, all of which are essential for correct functioning of a system. Embedded computer systems are a decisive factor for industries and societies. The development of embedded systems requires sophisticated technical skills within disciplines such as computer science, electronics, and mathematics.

A Master's degree in Embedded Systems at Uppsala University provides candidates with a world class education in computer science and systems engineering, with a focus on the design, implementation, and analysis of embedded systems. The programme covers both theoretical and practical aspects of embedded systems, and conveys skills and knowledge that are highly relevant to the national and international labour market. 


Embedded systems are a vital element of modern motor vehicles. Skills in embedded systems development are in demand with employers such as General Motors, Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Mazda, Scania and others.

There are also applications in aeronautics and robotics, with employers such as ABB, or in communications, with companies including Ericsson or Huawei, just to name a few major areas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Microcontroller Programming
  • Wireless Communication and Networked Embedded Systems
  • Programming Embedded Systems
  • Compiler Design
  • Software Testing and Maintenance
  • Language Abstractions for Concurrent and Parallel Programming
  • Computer Networks II

The degree combines traditional courses with lectures and laboratory work as well as project-based courses. The coursework focuses on deve­loping skills and knowledge relevant for a professional career as engineer or researcher.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

                                    Detailed Programme Facts

                                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                                    • Credits
                                      120 alternative credits
                                    • Languages
                                      • English
                                    • Delivery mode
                                      On Campus

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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                                      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                                    Academic Requirements

                                    A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be engineering, mathematics or computer science.
                                    Also required is:

                                    • 30 credits in mathematics; and
                                    • 30 credits in computer science, including courses in programming, computer architecture and operating systems.

                                    Selection: Students are selected based on:

                                    • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
                                    • a statement of purpose (1 page).

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International Applies to you

                                      15113.5 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


                                    • Application Fee: SEK 900
                                    • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
                                    • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

                                    Living costs for Uppsala

                                    • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
                                      Living Costs

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