Master Embedded Systems in Afbouw

The design of innovative software and hardware is the core of technological and industrial progress. Both the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering play an active role in the development of new, innovative technology. The Master of Science program in Embedded Systems at the TU/e is illustrative of this active role, as it is a co-production of these two departments, awaiting students with a background in computer science, as well as graduates from the field of electrical engineering.The program rests on a sound theoretical foundation, with an emphasis on the design of quality embedded systems. As a graduate of this program, you will have developed a scientific attitude and an engineering approach to the field. Your position will be the design of embedded systems from a high-level architecture viewpoint, via requirements and behavioral specifications and using platforms, hardware and silicon. You will be able to play a leading role in the development of embedded systems, either in scientific research, in industry or governmental organizations.The Embedded Systems program focuses on the design of efficient and reliable systems.  In order to be able to compose dependable protocols for the behavior of such systems, you need knowledge of algorithms, performance, hardware, methods of design and documentation, and an insight into the variability and maintainability of these protocols. All these aspects are addressed in the compulsory part of the program.The masters degree program in Embedded Systems is a joint program of the 3TU federation. The programs offered at each location share the common core part (25 credits). Furthermore, some specialisation courses are exchanged by 3TU telefacilities.

Final Qualifications

A graduate from the Master program:

  • Is qualified to degree level in the domain of science, engineering and technology
  • Is competent in the relevant domain-specific discipline, namely computer science and engineering
  • Is capable of acquiring knowledge independently
  • Approaches computer-science problems in a thorough and scientifically founded manner
  • Is capable of critical thinking, can reason logically and form opinions
  • Has design skills, presentation skills, and communication skills
  • Has insight into the role of computer science in industry, society, and science
  • And, in addition to a recognizable domain-specific profile, possesses a sufficiently broad basis to be able to work in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context

In addition to these general learning outcomes, ES graduates will have developed the following domain specific competences:

  • The graduate has a holistic view on systems and system development. On the one hand he is capable of an abstract view to understand and master systems of huge complexity. On the other hand he is able to describe and study the structure and the behavior of the (embedded) systems in precise detail. He understands the position and importance of the system during its' lifetime
  • The graduate has thorough knowledge of contemporary techniques to realize embedded systems. He has sufficient academic background to understand and apply tech- niques that will become available within the next decades. He is cost and environment aware, thus capable of making optimal use of available means (software/hardware)
  • The graduate has a sufficient basis to design embedded systems at the required level of quality, or assess a priori that such a design cannot be constructed. This presupposes thorough knowledge of requirement engineering, modeling, testing and implementation techniques
  • The graduate has a flexible and inquisitive mind. He understands the theories, techniques and tools in this field in such a way that he is able to adapt these to optimally fit their purpose. He is able to invent his own tools, theories and techniques if these are not available