Welcome to the Homepage of the Master Programme Embedded Systems for Mechatronics. On this homepage we would like to provide you with some first information regarding our study programme, information regarding the application process and contact information.

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Which competencies are taught by the curriculum?

The Master Programme Embedded Systems for Mechatronics is delivering the knowledge and competencies to work in today's interdisciplinary engineering teams, e.g. in automotive, industrial automation, ICT, medical technology and other industries. The development of intelligent technical systems involves an increasing amount of electronics and software. Embedded systems make future products become smart systems. In addition, embedded systems engineers need the skills to understand the requirements of the mechanical systems they want to control. Therefore, our Embedded Systems Master programme is designed to fit into the most recent engineering processes for mechatronic product development.    

The engineers learn about software and hardware development for embedded systems. Competencies in distributed systems, signal and control theory and system architectures complement the profile. A major focus is put on the understanding of the complete design flow starting with the requirements engineering via modeling, verification and validation down to implementation in hardware and software. Respective case studies and projects support the characteristic applied sciences profile of the programme. Modules on mechatronic systems engineering, technical project management and specific methods and tools for cross domain engineering enable future engineers to work successfully in interdisciplinary projects.

The programme is taught in English and the classroom is very international. Within the various projects, students will learn to work in an international team. An exchange program with European partner universities for different electives supports this international concept.

How are the curriculum and the organization of the programme designed?

The study programme is taught in four semesters including the master thesis. It is a full time programme with a workload of 3.600 hours and 120 credit points (ECTS). It starts only in winter semester. The first two semesters are teaching semesters with five modules each. One of the modules in the first semester is designed for harmonizing the competencies earned by the students in their preceding studies. One module in the second semester is an elective. The third semester is based on an elective module, homework and a bigger R&D project. The fourth semester is designated to the writing of a scientific master thesis. The teaching modules of the first two semesters are conducted on a weekly basis throughout the whole semester. They include assignments during the semester and an exam at the end of the semester. Various case studies are used in the different modules. The third semester is designed as an exchange semester with the partner universities in Leuven, Kaunas, Bilbao and Trondheim. The electives allow a specialization, e.g. on an application domain. Furthermore, courses from a Master programme on project management can be selected. The R&D project and the master thesis can be conducted in cooperation with a company or within an engineering research project at the university.

For whom is the master programme designed?

Applicants for the master programme are welcome, if they like to work in an inspiring, interdisciplinary and international engineering team. The academic culture within the classroom is intended to be innovative and open minded with a lot of learning due to cooperation and communication within the team. The right culture for smart systems. Applicants should have a background in engineering with solid foundations in both computer science and electrical engineering. The preceding bachelor degree should contain a scientific bachelor thesis. Competencies in embedded systems development are required, too. Since the programme is taught in English, a sufficient english language proficiency is mandatory (e.g. comparable to TOEFL-ITP 550 points).