Embedded Systems Engineering

University of Duisburg-Essen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Embedded Systems Engineering Master's degree at University of Duisburg-Essen unites two areas that have traditionally been regarded as separate: computer science and communications technology. Alongside in-depth lectures on electrical engineering, computer science and information technology, special lectures on data processing, information technology.


Embedded Systems Engineering graduates at University of Duisburg-Essen will enjoy promising career prospects in IT managerial roles or the prospect of completing a doctorate in Germany or elsewhere. Graduates therefore typically find themselves working at the interface of communications technology where computer and message technologies meet, putting such technologies to use in the development of new systems and services. 

Future careers may include:

  • The analysis, project planning and assessment of mobile communications and wireless information systems;
  • The design and development of new services and the integration of existing services (e.g. for communications networks, shared systems and multimedia);
  • Systems analysis and design of application systems with a high degree of processing and signal transfer (e.g. in communications networks or for process management or medical technology).
Future employers are therefore likely to be large international corporations, although graduates may also find themselves developing a freelance career, working in the SME sector as a consultant, or setting up their own company (e.g. in the area of special system solutions development).


Accredited by ASIIN

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Engineering
  • Non-Technical Subjects 
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Internet of Things: Protocols and System Software
  • Distributed Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject area
  • with adequate length of studies and
  • with an average mark of at least 2.5 issued in Germany or a foreign equivalent.
  • When enrolling, applicants must prove that they have knowledge of the German and English language according to the completed level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

All students are, however, subject to a student body and social contribution fee.


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Embedded Systems Engineering
University of Duisburg-Essen


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