ECTS points
Education type
Master program
Two years
Master of Science (MSc)

You can find embedded systems in many of the products that we use every day, from television sets to copiers. The combination of computer science (software) and electrical engineering (hardware) in these types of equipment requires an integrated approach towards the design process. That in turn requires a new type of engineer who has a knowledge of both software and hardware. 

Master Embedded Systems

The emphasis of the Master of Embedded Systems degree program is on the design of efficient and reliable systems. To construct reliable protocols for the behavior of complex software systems, you need to have knowledge of algorithms, performance, hardware, and design and documentation methods. These subjects are all covered as part of this program. You also need an understanding of the variability and maintainability of these protocols, aspects that are covered in the compulsory element of the program. 

The Master of Embedded Systems is a joint program of the 4TU Federation: a collaboration between the four universities of technology in the Netherlands. 

We also offer an Honors program for our best-performing students. This challenging program offers you the opportunity to participate in and contribute towards the department’s research. The basis of the program consists of two research projects of 6 ECTS, which you take in addition to your standard program. In addition to taking your Master of Embedded System, it is also possible to take the Education Master's in Science Education and Communication (SEC) at the same time. With this degree, you will also be qualified to teach computer science in upper pre-university education. 

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EIT Digital Master Embedded Systems

A distinctive feature of the EIT Digital Master School: you will study at two top universities in two different European countries.

The EIT Digital Master School offers an international master program on ICT Innovation. EIT Digital Embedded Systems combines technical majors with a minor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As a student at the EIT Digital Master School you not only get fundamental knowledge and skills related to technical subjects, but you also learn how to put your innovative ideas on the market.


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