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Embedded Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16200 EUR/year
2083 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The emphasis of the Master of Embedded Systems programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is on the design of efficient and reliable systems. To construct reliable protocols for the behavior of complex software systems, you need to have knowledge of algorithms, performance, hardware, and design and documentation methods. 

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You can find embedded systems in many of the products that we use every day, from television sets to copiers. 

The combination of computer science (software) and electrical engineering (hardware) in these types of equipment requires an integrated approach towards the design process. That in turn requires a new type of engineer who has a knowledge of both software and hardware. 

The Master of Embedded Systems  from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a joint program of the 4TU Federation: a collaboration between the four universities of technology in the Netherlands. 


After completing your Master of Embedded Systems, you will possess a combination of a scientific perspective with the practically-orientated approach of an engineer. This will provide you with an excellent foundation for a successful career. The numerous fields of application of embedded systems provide you with a broad range of employment possibilities.

Programme Structure

Each year of this two-year program is divided into two semesters, each composed of two quartiles of 8 weeks each. During this time, you have lectures followed by an examination period of two to three weeks. The program consists of:  

  • Compulsory courses 
  • Electives 
  • Final project 

The compulsory courses – which include computer science and electrical engineering courses – provide you with a general foundation, while the electives enable you to broaden your program on the basis of your personal interests and ambitions. One semester of your second year’s study is spent on your final project, and there is a very wide range of subjects from which to choose. You may carry out this project in the business community or you can contribute towards the scientific research at our university. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible and ensure that your complete application arrives at TU/e by mid April at the latest. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent. 

Solid foundation in:

  • mathematics (at least 20 EC, preferably including linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics, discrete mathematics)
  • computer architecture/organization
  • programming (especially C language)
And a solid foundation in at least 3 of the following subjects:
  • data structures and algorithms
  • software development
  • signal processing
  • operating systems
  • digital systems and circuits
  • systems and control
Important criteria are both the study load and academic performance.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


Various scholarships are open to students wishing to follow a Master's program at Eindhoven University of Technology. A requirement of most scholarships is that you have been admitted to a Master's program before you may apply to the scholarship.

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Embedded Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)