Your smartphone is probably the most well-known example of an advanced embedded system; a handheld low-power device that carries out signal processing at the same time as it is able to entertain its user with computer games, internet sessions, and streaming audio/video. What makes a system embedded is that system functionality must be implemented in hardware and software within very challenging constraints, such as performance, power consumption, real-time demands, reliability, and size.
The Embedded Electronics System Design from Chalmers University of Technology graduates will gain knowledge and skills in a variety of areas, such as integrated circuit technology, computer design, industrial design methodologies and industrial design software suites. Programme graduates will be qualified to work as productive engineers in industrial teams designing state-of-the-art embedded products or intellectual property, or to undertake graduate studies leading to a doctorate in the field of electronic system design.
Who should apply
As far as study background, most of our students have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or in Computer Science and Engineering. In particular, you need skills in electronic and computer fundamentals, including digital system design using VHDL/Verilog and basic programming.
The opportunities for students graduating from this programme are excellent given the trend of embedded system permeating all aspects of life. Our graduates find jobs in Swedish companies like Volvo, Ericsson, Saab Electronic Defence Systems, Cobham Gaisler, or in international companies such as RUAG, Atmel, ARM, Nordic Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, NXP, or they work as consultants.
Around one fifth of our graduates continue in research schools, earning their PhDs in the general area of embedded electronic system design. Several of our students take part in research projects, both at Chalmers and in companies. Different grants allow our students to travel to conferences: Since the start of the programme, we have had around 20 scientific papers published by students from the program.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to electronic system design
- Methods for electronic system design
- Integrated circuit design
- Embedded electronic system design project
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesDesign Electronics & Embedded Technology View 33 other Masters in Design in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree with a Digital Design profile and a major in: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Engineering Physics or the equivalent
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30cr. including Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations and Transform Theory), Electronic and Computer Fundamentals (including Electric Circuit Theory, Electronics, Digital Fundamentals, Digital System Design using VHDL/Verilog, Computer Organization), Programming and Signals and Systems (including Control and Filter Fundamentals)
- Preferable course experience: Electrical Measurements, Semiconductor Devices and Machine-Oriented Programming with C
International12833 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12833 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/academic year
- EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
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