The purpose of this master’s course is to provide a broad education in embedded systems with the opportunity to specialize in areas that cover theoretical as well as practical aspects of embedded systems development. Special emphasis is placed on engineering skills, integration of software and hardware, system design, integration, verification and the management of the design process. The program is ideally suited for students with either computer science/ Electronics or electrical engineering academic backgrounds who wish to pursue industrial jobs in automotive, aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics, as well as for practicing engineers in the embedded systems industry who want to gain knowledge in state-of-the-art tools and theories. It is structured to provide students with a broad, versatile skillset and coupled with industry input for continuous curriculum updates. The Master in Embedded Systems spans the core topics of embedded control, real-time operating systems, model-based design and verification, and implementation of embedded systems. This innovative and unique degree program will train students in the fundamentals of embedded systems design and implementation.
The course offers four tracks: • The Embedded Electronics track addresses the problems of integrating sensors and communication devices into SoC/ASIC and PCB-based embedded systems, with a focus on the Internet of things. • The Embedded Platforms track addresses the problems of designing and assembling an embedded single-/multi-/many-core CPU platform, including embedded software • The Embedded Software track addresses the problems of designing and maintaining embedded software running on single-/multi-/many-core systems, including computer hardware fundamentals. • The Embedded Control track addresses the problems of designing electronics/embedded systems that are closely integrated with mechanical systems. During the final term, students demonstrate individual skills they have acquired during the programme through a project in which they solve a realistic problem. The student writes a thesis report, demonstrates and defends the results. The focus of the project may be proposed by the student, an examiner, a company, a public agency or any other external organization