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Embedded Systems

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English (100%)
24 months
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Type of institution
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Program description

The interaction between computer science (software)and electrical engineering (hardware) requires an integrated approach. You’ll have to draw on knowledge of both software and hardware.

The emphasis in the Master's degree program is placed on the design of efficient and reliable systems. As a graduate of this program you will combine a scientific attitude with an engineer’s approach. Defining reliable protocols for the behavior of complex software systems requires a knowledge of algorithms, performance, hardware, and design and documentation methods. You will also need an understanding in the variability and maintainability of these protocols. All these aspects can be found in the compulsory part of the Master’s program.

The combination of a scientific attitude with the practical approach of an engineer forms an excellent basis for an interesting career. The numerous fields in which embedded systems are applied ensure a wide range of career opportunities. You can follow a career in research laboratories, software houses and multinationals. Most graduates start with positions as members of embedded system design teams, but many of them rapidly grow into positions as team leaders and, in time, to management functions. Starting up your own company is also among the options.

Embedded Systems Curriculum

Year 1
The first year mostly consists of compulsory courses, to help you familiarize yourself with embedded systems. These courses are:

  • Embedded architectures
  • Performance modeling and analysis
  • Embedded systems design
  • Systemvalidation

In addition to these compulsory courses you will also take a number of electives.

Year 2
The second year of the Master program in Embedded Systems consists of a number of electives. You can include an internship for a maximum of 15 ECTS in the elective part of the program.

You spend one semester on your Master thesis project. You can choose to carry out this project in a business setting, but you can also contribute to the scientific research at the university. There is a wide variety of Master thesis subjects.

Architectural Design; Requirements Engineering; Testing; IC Design.

Embedded systems design from the architectural level down to silicon - via requirements engineering, testing and IC design on a sound scientific basis.

Embedded Systems Related Programs

Besides the MSc Embedded Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology offers a range of other IT related programs such as the English taught master in Computer Science and Engineering

See which programs are related to the MSc Embedded Systems

Embedded SystemsSystems Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Embedded Systems will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the MSc Embedded Systems program.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc in computer science or electrical engineering. Sufficient knowledge of continuous and discrete mathematics.

Grade average

For admission a minimum of 75% CGPA. For entry to Talent Scholarship Program a minimum of 80% CGPA.

Written request

Letter of motivation

Language requirements

CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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