|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Electronics & Communication
|University website:||Embedded Electronic System Design|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||140,000 SEK|
Probably the most well-known example of an advanced embedded system is your smartphone — a handheld, low-power device that carries out signal processing while simultaneously running applications, streaming services, and games for the user. An embedded system is one where the functionality is implemented into the hardware and software according to very challenging constraints — performance, power consumption, real-time demands, reliability, and size.
This master's programme will educate and inspire the next generation of engineers to design, implement and verify advanced embedded electronic systems based on hardware and software. You will gain knowledge and skills in many areas, including integrated circuit technology, computer design, industrial design methodologies and industrial design software suites. You will be qualified to work as an engineer in industrial teams, designing state-of-the-art embedded products and intellectual property, or to undertake further studies and pursue a doctorate in the field.
The programme addresses the entire design challenge of embedded systems. During the first semester, three compulsory courses will give you a solid education in fundamental concepts of design. Then, in the spring, all students in the programme participate in an embedded system design project, putting the knowledge and skills acquired during the first semester to the test. You will work closely with local companies and industry, allowing you to explore an exciting and diverse array of applications — everything from satellite signal processors and musical synthesisers to medical electronics.
A key idea of the master's programme is the progression of core skills and knowledge during the earlier courses in the lead-up to the big spring project. The programme makes use of progressive educational methods such as small projects, hands-on design exercises, flipped classroom teaching and scientific writing. The form of examination is adapted to the learning outcomes, meaning that the traditional written exam is complemented by reports and logbook writing, project demonstrations and oral examinations.
The fundamental areas of the programme cover electronic system design and embedded integrated circuits, while elective courses offer the chance to look at topics such as telecommunications, processor design and real time systems.