An embedded system is a combination of hardware systems (electrical engineering) and software systems (computer science) built into equipment that we don’t always recognise as being computerised, such as the systems that control a car’s anti-lock brakes, the automatic pilot of an aircraft or the sensors and filters used in processing plants. Embedded systems call for real-time operation, reliability, maintainability and cost-effectiveness, which places heavy demands on software (user interfaces, data processing, machine control) and hardware (GPU, Asics, DSP, FPGA).
This programme addresses the contemporary trends of pervasive computerisation, better performance, cheaper products and reduced environmental impact. While combining electrical engineering and computer science, you will be challenged in research and design for applications such as:
- Embedded software for controlling the power grid;
- Automatic vehicles;
- Car-to-car communication;
- Flying robots;
- Verification techniques;
- Multi-core architectures;
- Energy-efficient wireless communication (e.g. high-performance applications (radar systems), underwater communication)
This master’s is offered under the auspices of the 4TU.federation. This means you will be able to follow a common core programme at the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, or Eindhoven University of Technology. Students are registered at the institution of their choice, but they are automatically co-registered at the other two locations to ensure access to the facilities of all three.
The topics at the University of Twente are:
- Dependable systems
- Embedded control systems, e.g. robotics
- Energy-efficient systems
- Small embedded systems, e.g. ambient/pervasive systems
- Formal methods and tools
Learn more about the curriculum of this Master's Embedded Systems at the University of Twente.