M.Sc. On Campus

Embedded Systems (ES)

24 months
15000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Embedded Systems (ES) programme offered by EIT Digital Master School is designed to not only give you a general overview of the role of embedded systems in a smart society, but also with the practical skills to transform innovative ideas into smart solutions. 


Smart, embedded systems are now a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. From our mobile phones to household appliances, from robotic manufacturing systems to aeroplanes, satellites, healthcare devices, and even elevators – embedded systems are literally everywhere. And with the rapid development of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, our dependence on smart technology will only continue to increase – which means more opportunities for you.

Companies across Europe are actively recruiting forward-thinking, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists armed with the ability to innovate the embedded systems of tomorrow. With the Embedded Systems (ES) programme offered by EIT Digital Master School, you’ll have the skills – and confidence – to compete in this lucrative field.

What you will gain

We use a combination of face-to-face workshops, group activities, and hands-on exercises to cover everything from the basics of embedded systems to the job-specific skills demanded by such roles as:

  • Embedded systems and solutions engineer
  • Robotic systems software engineer
  • Embedded operating systems software developer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Wireless embedded software engineer
  • Audio software systems engineer
  • Autonomous vehicle systems engineer
  • Automotive systems engineer
  • Internet of Things solutions architect
  • Software test engineer
  • Embedded systems R&D test engineer
  • Space vehicle software test and systems engineer

To enhance the learning experience, the programme includes an opportunity to apply your new skills and knowledge towards creating state-of-the-art services and solutions based on embedded systems.  

Unlock new career opportunities

Careers in embedded systems are simply exploding. You will leave this programme with the training and skills needed to unlock a range of career opportunities. Our Embedded Systems graduates can be found working in open innovation settings and leading technology companies, including in such sectors as manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, construction, agriculture, forestry, mining, energy, healthcare, and education. Some have even gone on to launch their own successful innovative start-ups and consultancies.

Ready to join their ranks? Then enrol today and start driving the digital transformation with Embedded Systems!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System Validation 
  • Embedded Computer Architecture 
  • Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems
  • Real-time systems 
  • Embedded systems laboratory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1st phase - November - February
  • 2nd phase: February - April
  • 3rd phase: April - May (EU visa only)


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Our Embedded Systems Master’s programme is open to applicants with either a Bachelor of Science degree or who are in their final year of study in:

  • Computer Science/Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics
  • Communication Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mathematics

Studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics, including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics. In some circumstances, relevant work experience may compensate for a lack of relevant degree. Such work experience should be justified in your letter of motivation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA country: 2500 euros per semester 
  • Non-EU: 7500 euros per semester

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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