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Master of Science Embedded Systems

Delft University of Technology

About this program

Master of Science Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are hardware/software combinations whose purpose is to control a device, a process, or a larger system. Specific examples of embedded systems include: those controlling the ABS of a car or the operation of its engine; the automatic pilot of an aircraft; the chip set and software within a set-top box for digital TV; and control systems embedded in a nuclear reactor. The importance of embedded systems is growing continuously. In 2003 there were 8 billion embedded programmable components worldwide. Conservative estimates foresee a doubling of this figure by 2010 or 3 embedded devices for every person on earth.

As systems become ever more intelligent and distributed, they also become more complex and interdependent. Security, dependability and interoperability requirements continue to grow. Timely and cost-effective system design, development, and inter-working all have become major challenges. These challenges can only be addressed effectively through a new generation of students educated in Embedded Systems design.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science offers a 2-year MSc programme in embedded system design. This multidisciplinary programme has an increasing inclination towards embedded software and systems dependability. As more and more functionality is moved from hardware to software, embedded software engineering cost is becoming a bottleneck.

After completing the master degree program in Embedded Systems, graduates are acquainted with the whole trajectory of embedded systems design and know all the major fundamental concepts involved. They know the life span of embedded systems and the role of architectures in the field of embedded systems. They are capable of determining and formulating system requirements and can reliably transform them into a realization, ranging from distributed computer systems and reconfigurable hardware to direct silicon realizations. Finally, they know how to test and optimize an embedded system.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for MSc Embedded Systems:

  •                  A good university BSc degree
  •                  A BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 75% of the scale maximum
  •                  Proof of English language proficiency

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Tuition fee for 2012-2013 academic year

For students with EU/EFTA nationality or Surinamese nationality 
around € 1,771 per year (all programme)

For students with non EU/EFTA nationality

  •         all Bachelor's programmes € 8,096,- per year
  •         all Master's programmes € 12,650,- per year 

The various TU Delft joint programmes have their own individual tuition fees and Tuition fees for TU Delft’s programmes are reviewed annually.

You will need approximately € 1.500,- to cover initial settling-in expenses. The cost of living and study, including food, accommodation, transport, books, and obligatory health insurance is estimated to be between € 850 and € 1.100,- per month.


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Delft University of Technology combines the strenghts of a modern university with a rich tradition. The University's eight faculties are at the forefront of technological development, and their work is contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. Delft...

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Delft University of Technology

Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
The Netherlands


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