Special Master's track EIT Digital Embedded Systems

The EIT Digital Embedded Systems special track at TU/e is organised in the context of the EIT Digital, a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital includes a Master School that offers two-year international master programs. These programs integrate innovation and entrepreneurial education with education on a technical subject. As a student in the EIT Digital Master School you not only get fundamental knowledge and skills on a technical topic, but also learn how to drive your innovative ideas to the market. TU/e participates in two of the eight technical majors offered by the EIT Digital Master School: Data Science and Embedded Systems.


A distinctive feature of the EIT Digital master programs is geographic mobility. Students enrolled with the EIT Digital Master School do the first year of their master programme at one of the participating European universities (the entry point) and the second year at another of the participating universities (the exit point). Moreover, the EIT Digital Master School organises a kick-off event, summer and winter schools at which students from  to meet other students, business partners and professionals. Learning about cultural and language differences enables our students to become experts in their technical field and also succeed as managers in global markets.

Double Degrees and the EIT Digital Labs certificate

When you successfully complete the program you will receive a double degree from your entry point university and your exit point university. In addition, you will get the EIT Digital certificate, documenting the EIT Digital specific learning outcomes on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

EIT Digital Embedded Systems

The consortium that organises the Embedded System program in the context of the EIT Digital Master School consists of the following universities:

   Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME, Budapest, Hungary)

   Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

   Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden)

   Technische Universität Berlin (TUB, Berlin, Germany)

   Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS, Turku, Finland)

   University of Trento (UNITN, Trento, Italy)

KTH, TUB and TU/e each offer both an entry-point program and an exit-point program; the other partners only offer an exit-point programme. The following exit-point specialisations are offered:

The EIT Digital Embedded Systems program equips engineers of tomorrow to specify, design, and implement computer systems that are widely used in a variety of personal and industrial devices in e.g. transportation and health-care. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Embedded Systems.

ES learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes of the program:

1.         The graduate has an all-embracing view on embedded systems, their design and their application in systems of various sizes (e.g. from small robots to cyber physical and networked systems) including their evolution over time, demonstrated by an integration approach in system design.

2.         The graduate is capable of analysing the functional behaviour of complex embedded systems in a structural way using appropriate abstractions.

3.         The graduate is able to describe and study the non-functional aspects of embedded systems, e.g. resource boundedness and dependability. 

4.         The graduate has a thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art methods and techniques for embedded systems design such as requirements engineering, hardware-software integration, performance modelling and analysis, validation and testing. 

5.         The graduate is able to design embedded systems that satisfy the functional and non-functional requirements, taking into account the performance of the system during its lifetime. He/she is also aware of costs and environmental issues making optimal use of the available resources.

6.         The graduate has the ability and attitude to include other disciplines or involve practitioners of these disciplines in his/her work, where necessary. As an engineer he/she is therefore able to work in a multidisciplinary setting.

7.         The graduate is able to conduct research and design independently and has a scientific approach to complex problems and ideas.

8.         The graduate possesses intellectual skills that enable him/her to reflect critically, reason and form opinions. 

9.         The graduate has the ability to communicate the results of his/her learning, thinking and decision-making processes at an international level. 

10.       The graduate is aware of the temporal and social context of science and technology (comprehension and analysis) and can integrate this context in his scientific work.

11.       The graduate has an understanding of how technological innovations can be developed into successful business ideas. They are aware of the basic concepts of business organisation, product development, entrepreneurial finance, and market dynamics. They are also able to start up and manage a technology-based company and understands how to develop and lead human resources of such a company.

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