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.
Why study Embedded Systems?
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.
Why Embedded Systems at EIT Digital?
"I found my masters course with EIT Digital very involving and fulfilling. It gave me access to two of the top universities in Europe and it's faculties. The business part of the programme helped me to envision my technical learning as real world applications and business opportunities." Shriraam Mohan, 2013 Cohort
What is Embedded Systems Master at EIT Digital all about?
The Embedded Systems programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. Graduates of the Embedded Systems programme 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.
How is the programme structured?
The general structure of the two-year programme (120 ECTS) is shown below. The first year (60 ECTS), providing the technical core (common base) and I&E courses, is spent at one of the entry unversities. The second year (60 ECTS), providing the technical specialisation courses, is spent at one of the exit universities. The selected entry and exit points must reside in different countries. This international and cross-organisational mobility is a mandatory and essential part of the programme. The teaching language in all the courses is English.
Embedded Systems programme
The Embedded Systems programme involves seven partner universities and provides three entries and seven exits. The partner universities and their roles are as follows:
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Platforms”.
Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Multicore Processing”.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Networking”.
Aalto University (AALTO), Finland. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems”.
Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Internet of Things and Energy Efficient Computing” as joint effort between the two universities in Turku - University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU).
University of Trento (UNITN), Italy. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems”.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Critical Embedded Sytems”.
Specific Admission 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.