The eight programmes

When applying to the EIT Digital Master School you select one of the eight technical programmes below.

Each technical programme includes a common technical competence base, which constitutes the curriculum for the first study year, and a specialisation that will be the starting point for the thesis work during the second year. In all, this compiles 90 ECTS. In addition, a Minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship of 30 ECTS will provide you with valuable knowledge on how to drive your innovations to the market.

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The technical programmes at a glance

Autonomous Systems (AUS)

For anyone interested in a career related to self-driving cars, robotics or artificial intelligence, EIT Digital Masters School offers a two year master programme in Autonomous Systems (AUS).

AUS is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. During the programme, students will gain new skills in both areas. In computer science, relevant skills include Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence and robot vision. In electronic engineering, relevant fields are automation, control, embedded systems and communications.

Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of autonomous systems include autonomous vehicles, intelligent robots, industrial IoT and autonomous software systems.

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Cloud Computing and Services (CCS)

The domains of Cloud Computing and Services (CCS) include a large range of hot topics such as mobile applications and services, online social networks and web services.

These technologies are now present in a broad range of devices ranging from smartphones to data centers. New scientific and technological developments in this area create considerable demand from industry for engineers who are able to design software systems utilizing these developments. This Master’s programme is an educational response to such industrial demand. It provides students with state-of-the-art knowledge of the field and develops their practical skills in order to meet current indus-trial requirements, as well as enhancing their ability to adapt to the new developments of tomorrow’s science and technology.

After completion of the programme, students should not only understand and be able to use large distributed systems, but they should be capable of designing and constructing such systems and services deployed on such infrastructures and become key players able to transform technology into innovations, new products and services.

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Cyber Security (CSE)

Cyber Security focuses on the study of the design, development and evaluation of secure computer systems, which are also capable of ensuring privacy for future ICT systems. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts and technologies for achieving confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and privacy protection for information processed across networks.

Students will learn the fresh hot topics of the field including blockchain technologies, crypto currencies, practical (ethical) hacking, and quantum cryptography.

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Data Science (DSC)

Data are everywhere: Social media, manufacturing systems, medical devices, logistic services generate petabytes of data, daily. With a wealth of data we are at a point in history where we can conduct analyses to discover the world around us. As big data technologies mature, so too will our ability to insightfully arrive at successful solutions.

However, this requires valuable knowledge and skills that are taught in the newest EIT Digital Master Programme ‘Data Science’; a field deemed by the Harvard Business Review to offer the “… sexiest job of the 21st century.” Our programme provides solid grounding in data collection techniques, scalable data analysis methods, domain area expertise, and the best communication approaches. Join us and embark on a journey of a lifetime.

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Embedded Systems (ES)

The Embedded System technical programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computer systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. These devices are everywhere, including a wide variety of personal and industrial systems such as mobile communication equipment, transportation vehicles, health-care equipment, and construction robots in the industry. 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. The goal of the ES major is to give students a holistic, system-based, and multi-disciplinary view on embedded systems, their development, and their integration.

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Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

This program focuses on the study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centred design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the centre of the design process.

In addition, the programme creates a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, housestyle, branding, and market development and product introductions.

Achieving the right user experience is important for marketing products and services and a necessary component for commercial success, as is witnessed nowadays in the smart phone market. Knowing how to translate interactive services into business opportunities and into attractive products is strategic. 

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Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

The technical programme in Internet Technology and Architecture is a focused programme of study involving advanced networking technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This programme is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT.

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Visual Computing and Communication (VCC)

Visual Computing and Communication focuses on the acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information, including aspects of learning and decision making. It is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology where students can be active in the areas of image processing and communication, image analysis, computer vision, computer graphics, augmented reality, visualisation, visual analytics, as well as web-based and network applications. Our graduates combine technological and business aspects to create products and services for our ocular-centric world. Is a perfect Masters education for those who are fascinated by the algorithms and services that handle visual information in today’s digital society.

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The programme Security & Privacy (S&P) is no longer eligible for applications. It is being replaced by the new programme Cyber Security (CSE). For more information on S&P visit the Security & Privacy webpage.

The programme Digital Media Technology (DMT) is no longer eligible for applications. It is being replaced by the new programme Visual Computing and Communication (VCC). For more information on DMT, click here.

The programme Software and Service Architectures (SSA) is no longer eligible for applications. For more information visit the Software and Service Architectures webpage.

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