Special Master's track EIT Digital Embedded Systems

EIT Digital Labs Master School offers an international Master program on ICT Innovation, combining and integrating technical majors with a fully standardized minor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As a student in the EIT Digital Labs Master School you not only get fundamental knowledge and skills on a technical topic, but also learn how to drive your innovative ideas to the market. 


A distinctive feature of the ICT Innovation program is geographic mobility: you will study at two top-notch universities in two different European countries. When you apply for admission to the two-year program, you select an entry point (the university at which you do the first year of the program), and an exit point (the university at which you do the second year of the program). You will also travel to a kick-off event, summer and winter schools to meet other students, business partners and professionals. Learning about cultural and language differences enables our students to become experts in their technical field and also succeed as managers in global markets.

Double Degrees and the EIT Digital Labs certificate

When you successfully complete the program you will receive a double degree from your entry point university and your exit point university. In addition, you will get the EIT Digital Labs certificate, documenting the EIT Digital Labs specific learning outcomes on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Three tracks

Eindhoven University of Technology offers three tracks in the context of the ICT Innovation program:

  • 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. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Embedded systems. This program equips engineers of tomorrow to specify, design, and implement computer systems that are widely used in a variety of personal and industrial devices in e.g. transportation and health-care. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Embedded Systems.
  • Service design and engineering. This program will provide both the technical competence and the entrepreneurial and innovative skills needed for a successful business in the area of service design and engineering. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Business Information Systems.

ES learning outcomes

The general learning outcomes of the programme are: 

  • The graduate has a holistic, system-based and multi-disciplinary view on embedded systems, their development and their integration. She is able to formulate abstract views to understand embedded systems of great complexity. She is able to describe and study the structure and the behaviour of embedded systems with respect to both functional and non-functional behaviour, e.g., resource usage and dependability. 
  • The graduate has a thorough knowledge of contemporary techniques to realise embedded systems. She has sufficient academic background to understand and apply techniques that will become available within the next decades. 
  • The graduate has a sufficient basis for designing embedded systems at the required level of quality, or assessing feasibility. This supposes knowledge of requirement engineering, performance analysis, validation and testing, and implementation techniques. She is familiar with a range of realisation platforms, ranging from software to direct realisation in silicon. She knows of the life span of embedded systems, and of the role of architectures in this field. She is aware of costs and environmental issues, and capable of making optimal use of the available means. 
  • The graduate has a flexible and inquisitive mind. She understands the theories, techniques and tools in this field in such a way that she is able to adapt these to fit their purpose optimally. She is able to invent his own tools, theories and techniques if these are not available. 
  • The graduate is aware of her position and that of the embedded systems she constructs in society. She is aware of and has a responsible attitude concerning the impact of new technology on the economy, the environment, and the daily life of citizens. She is able to present and communicate her ideas and visions in a clear and concise way. She is also able to work in multidisciplinary design teams, a competence the industrial field of embedded systems is in great need of. 
  • The graduate has an understanding how technological innovations can be developed into successful business ideas. She is aware of the basic concepts of business organisation, product development, entrepreneurial finance, and market dynamics. She is also able to start up and manage a technology-based company and understands how to develop and lead human resources of such a company.