Embedded Systems (ES)

Innovate the Embedded Systems of Tomorrow

Smart, embedded systems are now a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. From our mobile phones to household appliances, from robotic manufacturing systems to aeroplanes, satellites, healthcare devices, and even elevators – embedded systems are literally everywhere. And with the rapid development of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, our dependence on smart technology will only continue to increase – which means more opportunities for you.

Companies across Europe are actively recruiting forward-thinking, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists armed with the ability to innovate the embedded systems of tomorrow. With our Embedded Systems programme, you’ll have the skills – and confidence – to compete in this booming field.

What you will gain

Our interdisciplinary programme is designed to not only give you a general overview of the role of embedded systems in a smart society, but also with the practical skills to transform innovative ideas into smart solutions. We use a combination of face-to-face workshops, group activities, and hands-on exercises to cover everything from the basics of embedded systems to the job-specific skills demanded by such roles as:

  • Embedded systems and solutions engineer
  • Robotic systems software engineer
  • Embedded operating systems software developer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Wireless embedded software engineer
  • Audio software systems engineer
  • Autonomous vehicle systems engineer
  • Automotive systems engineer
  • Internet of Things solutions architect
  • Software test engineer
  • Embedded systems R&D test engineer
  • Space vehicle software test and systems engineer

To enhance the learning experience, the programme includes an opportunity to apply your new skills and knowledge towards creating state-of-the-art services and solutions based on embedded systems.  

Unlock new career opportunities

Careers in embedded systems are simply exploding. You will leave this programme with the training and skills needed to unlock a range of career opportunities. Our Embedded Systems graduates can be found working in open innovation settings and leading technology companies, including in such sectors as manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, construction, agriculture, forestry, mining, energy, healthcare, and education. Some have even gone on to launch their own successful innovative start-ups and consultancies.

Ready to join their ranks? Then enrol today and start driving the digital transformation with Embedded Systems!

Is this Course for Me?

Our Embedded Systems Master’s programme is open to applicants with either a Bachelor of Science degree or who are in their final year of study in:

  • Computer Science/Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics
  • Communication Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mathematics

Studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics, including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics. In some circumstances, relevant work experience may compensate for a lack of relevant degree. Such work experience should be justified in your letter of motivation.

How is the Programme Structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university, both of which are located at an EIT Digital hot spot.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points, with a focus on basic courses that lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme. Students are also introduced to business and management during this first year. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises to demonstrate how technology can be transformed into a successful business. Students are also taught how to prepare and present a convincing business plan. Students have the option to take elective courses.
  • In between the first year and the second year, our summer school programme addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The graduation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and cumulates with a Master thesis having a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.
  • Graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.

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