Course Structure

All the information about the Master
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

A curriculum for the needs of tomorrow
The master degree course in embedded systems focuses on the design methodology of hardware and software user environments. It covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from integrated circuit design, computer architecture, communication networks and real-time operating systems to software engineering and formal methods for embedded applications. As an essential component in the inexorable process of miniaturization, it is an exciting engineering science of the future.

The compulsory common core programme can be followed at each of the three locations. Students benefit from the specific strengths of all the three universities by choosing a specialization at any of the three. The admission procedures, teaching and examination regulations and academic calendars at all three universities have been carefully matched. Students are registered at the location of their choice, but they are automatically co-registered at the other two locations to ensure access to the facilities of all three.

The course duration is two years, with 60 EC (European Credits) per year. The course has the following overall three-part structure:
- Compulsory courses
- Elective courses
- Final project

The compulsory courses are:
- Embedded Computer Architecture
- System Validation
- Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems
- Real-time Systems
- Embedded Systems Laboratory

Apart from the compulsory courses addressing all the basic sciences of embedded systems, each student has an individual study programme. Homologation subjects are determined on the basis of entry level and students are free to choose elective subjects, traineeships and final projects within the guidelines and the availability of places.

                     Year 1                                                Year 2
Semester 1          Semester 2           Semester 3         Semester 4
homologation      elective courses/internship            final project
       compulsory courses

For specific information about the programmes at the three universities involved, please visit the websites:

A curriculum for the needs of tomorrow
The master degree course in embedded systems focuses on the design methodology of hardware and software user environments. It covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from integrated circuit design, computer architecture, communication networks and real-time operating systems to software engineering and formal methods for embedded applications. As an essential component in the inexorable process of miniaturization, it is an exciting engineering science of the future.

The compulsory common core programme can be followed at each of the three locations. Students benefit from the specific strengths of all the three universities by choosing a specialization at any of the three. The admission procedures, teaching and examination regulations and academic calendars at all three universities have been carefully matched. Students are registered at the location of their choice, but they are automatically co-registered at the other two locations to ensure access to the facilities of all three.

The course duration is two years, with 60 EC (European Credits) per year. The course has the following overall three-part structure:
- Compulsory courses
- Elective courses
- Final project

The compulsory courses are:
- Embedded Computer Architecture
- System Validation
- Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems
- Real-time Systems
- Embedded Systems Laboratory

Apart from the compulsory courses addressing all the basic sciences of embedded systems, each student has an individual study programme. Homologation subjects are determined on the basis of entry level and students are free to choose elective subjects, traineeships and final projects within the guidelines and the availability of places.

                     Year 1                                                Year 2
Semester 1          Semester 2           Semester 3         Semester 4
homologation      elective courses/internship            final project
       compulsory courses

For specific information about the programmes at the three universities involved, please visit the websites:

Course Structure

A curriculum for the needs of tomorrow
The master degree course in embedded systems focuses on the design methodology of hardware and software user environments. It covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from integrated circuit design, computer architecture, communication networks and real-time operating systems to software engineering and formal methods for embedded applications. As an essential component in the inexorable process of miniaturization, it is an exciting engineering science of the future.

The compulsory common core programme can be followed at each of the three locations. Students benefit from the specific strengths of all the three universities by choosing a specialization at any of the three. The admission procedures, teaching and examination regulations and academic calendars at all three universities have been carefully matched. Students are registered at the location of their choice, but they are automatically co-registered at the other two locations to ensure access to the facilities of all three.

The course duration is two years, with 60 EC (European Credits) per year. The course has the following overall three-part structure:
- Compulsory courses
- Elective courses
- Final project

The compulsory courses are:
- Embedded Computer Architecture
- System Validation
- Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems
- Real-time Systems
- Embedded Systems Laboratory

Apart from the compulsory courses addressing all the basic sciences of embedded systems, each student has an individual study programme. Homologation subjects are determined on the basis of entry level and students are free to choose elective subjects, traineeships and final projects within the guidelines and the availability of places.

                     Year 1                                                Year 2
Semester 1          Semester 2           Semester 3         Semester 4
homologation      elective courses/internship            final project
       compulsory courses

For specific information about the programmes at the three universities involved, please visit the websites:

A curriculum for the needs of tomorrow
The master degree course in embedded systems focuses on the design methodology of hardware and software user environments. It covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from integrated circuit design, computer architecture, communication networks and real-time operating systems to software engineering and formal methods for embedded applications. As an essential component in the inexorable process of miniaturization, it is an exciting engineering science of the future.

The compulsory common core programme can be followed at each of the three locations. Students benefit from the specific strengths of all the three universities by choosing a specialization at any of the three. The admission procedures, teaching and examination regulations and academic calendars at all three universities have been carefully matched. Students are registered at the location of their choice, but they are automatically co-registered at the other two locations to ensure access to the facilities of all three.

The course duration is two years, with 60 EC (European Credits) per year. The course has the following overall three-part structure:
- Compulsory courses
- Elective courses
- Final project

The compulsory courses are:
- Embedded Computer Architecture
- System Validation
- Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems
- Real-time Systems
- Embedded Systems Laboratory

Apart from the compulsory courses addressing all the basic sciences of embedded systems, each student has an individual study programme. Homologation subjects are determined on the basis of entry level and students are free to choose elective subjects, traineeships and final projects within the guidelines and the availability of places.

                     Year 1                                                Year 2
Semester 1          Semester 2           Semester 3         Semester 4
homologation      elective courses/internship            final project
       compulsory courses

For specific information about the programmes at the three universities involved, please visit the websites: