EE MSc track Embedded Systems
“Embedded System Design” is one of the specializations of the MSc Electrical Engineering. It is developed for students who want to specialize in the design and development of computer systems, emebedded in all kinds of systems. Embedded Systems is a spearhead of development in the IT world, and is an interdisciplinary area between Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Embedded System Design at the chair Control Engineering focuses on Embedded Control System Design: the computer automation of control algorithms. Mechatronics as application area of embedded software is challenging, due to the heavy requirements on timing and behaviour. Topics to work on are: real-time parallel processing, developing real-time software to control mechatronic set ups (e.g. device drivers), software tools to support embedded control system design.
The basic programme is given under the programme details tab, but in general, study programmes will be tailored to individual interests and needs.
Relevance of this degree
Embedded control systems are used everywhere. More and more consumer equipment (like cars), but also industrial equipment are controlled by embedded computers, whereby its functionality gets more and more versatile and intelligent. The combination of the application area and software orientation makes this degree really versatile. Students graduating from this programme have a wide range of employability world-wide. Students interested in a research career, either in industry or at the university could consider continuing their studies as a PhD student.
Students with a BSc in EE or CS or in another relevant discipline, such as Applied Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering have the right background for this specialisation. The programme is open to students with a BSc from a Dutch university as well as from foreign universities and from polytechnics. Admittance will be based on a decision of a selection committee. This admission committee will decide on a full submission of credentials by prospective candidates and referees. See enrolment procedures.