The Master’s in Embedded Systems takes two years and you will earn a total of 120 EC. In your first year, you will take compulsory courses and choose elective courses. In your second year, you will do an internship and write a master’s thesis.
The first year consists of a core programme for all students. You will take six compulsory courses that focus on the most important aspects of designing embedded systems: requirement engineering, modelling, architectures, testing, and verification. To give you the opportunity to prepare yourself for the Master's, we offer homologation courses in the first quartile. This way, we ensure everyone has the same level of knowledge and skills. In addition, you need to choose elective courses that can help you specialise in a distinct theme. You can also take courses from the Master’s in Computer Science and the Master’s in Electrical Engineering.
Compulsory courses for the Master's
Depending on your background, we advise you to take one or more of these courses.
≤ 10 EC
We recommend the following course to students who have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the TUD, TU/e, or UT:
- Instrumentation of Embedded Systems
We recommend the following course to students without sufficient programming knowledge and skills who have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a Dutch university:
Students who have a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university of applied sciences are required to take the following course:
Examples of electives:
Internet of Things
There are plenty more courses you can choose from. Ask your study adviser or skype with a student for more information.
You will do an internship at a company or a research institute. If you have a degree from a university of applied sciences, you will take elective courses instead.
Final project and master’s thesis
You will complete your Master’s by writing a master’s thesis.
You will complete your Master’s by writing a master’s thesis. You have plenty of room to come up with your research project or contribute to ongoing research. You will carry out your research within one of the Electrical Engineering or Computer Science research groups. You can, for example, develop an RFID system for asset tracking to monitor the movement of goods in a warehouse and automatically update inventory records. What about investigating how to design and develop a wearable safety device for cyclists, such as a smart vest, that can detect speed and communicate the data to a smartphone app? Another area in which you can focus is robotics and mechatronics where you can work on developing a pneumatic manipulator instrument for an MRI environment.
Questions? If you want more information about this Master’s, contact the study adviser Eric Bong.