EIT Digital Embedded Systems

ICT Innovation

ICT Innovation
EIT Digital Master School provides an international Master's program in ICT Innovation. We combine majors in technical fields with a minor in Innovation and Enterprise. As a student of the EIT Digital Master School, not only will you acquire fundamental knowledge and skills relating to technical subjects, you also learn how to bring your innovative ideas onto the market.
Embedded Systems
The term 'embedded system' refers to electronic components (that almost always contain one or more components with programmable software) of a wide range of personal and industrial devices. Some examples include transport systems, medical devices and equipment in the construction industry. Embedded systems contribute added value to products in all of these areas by expanding the range of supplied functionalities or improving the quality of a 'traditional' functionality that is provided to the user. 

Content of the EIT Digital Master's in Embedded Systems

When you have completed the program, you will have a holistic overview of the specification, design and implementation of complex embedded systems, as part of which you will take account of aspects such as limited resources, budget and development time. Aside from technical skills, the EIT Digital program provides insights into the elements of business and developing innovations into successful business ideas.

Two universities  
A unique feature of the ICT Innovation program is geographical mobility: you will study at 2 prestigious universities in 2 different European countries. When you register for admission to the two-year program, you select an entry point (the university where you will study the first year of the program) and an exit point (the university where you will study the second year of the program). You also travel to a kick-off event and attend summer and winter courses to meet other students, business partners and professionals. The acquisition of additional knowledge of cultural and linguistic differences also enables you to become an expert in your technical field and to succeed in becoming a manager in global markets.


The EIT Digital Embedded Systems program requires mobility between six renowned European universities, which are listed below:

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland,
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary,
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden,
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany, 
  • 4TU.Federation (4TU), represented by TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 
  • Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland, and 
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy.   

During the second year of your program, you have the option to specialize in one of the following areas that are offered by the exit points:

  • embedded platforms (KTH, Stockholm)
  • embedded multicore processing (TUB, Berlin)
  • embedded networking (TU/e, Eindhoven)
  • mobile cyber-physical systems (AALTO, Helsinki)
  • internet of things and energy efficient computing (TUCS, Turku)
  • real-time systems and design of cyber-physical systems (UNITN, Trento)
  • critical embedded systems (BME, Budapest)

Dual degree and the EIT Digital certificate

If you complete the program successfully, you will obtain a dual degree from your entry point university and your exit point university. You will also receive the EIT Digital certificate, on which we will list your specific learning outcomes in the areas of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

EIT Digital Data Science

In addition to Embedded Systems, we offer an other track as part of the ICT Innovation program:

  • EIT Digital Data Science
    This program will provide the mathematical and computer science competences for analyzing big data and the entrepreneurial skills to successfully apply these in a corporate environment.

For more information, please refer to the EIT Digital website.

Exemptions from tuition fees

In order to be eligible for any exemption from tuition fees, please visit the EIT Digital website for details of the admission procedure.

NVAO accreditation

This special Master's track is formally a track of the Master's program Embedded Systems. The Master's program Embedded Systems is accredited by NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie), the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.