Master's programme in Intelligent Embedded Systems, 120 credits
About 99 per cent of all computers today are embedded – they are found in mobile phones, game consoles, digital cameras, cars, aeroplanes, medical equipment, home appliances, robots, et cetera. These systems are getting more and more intelligent to meet the specific needs of their users. We offer a top-quality education in intelligent embedded systems, with worldrenowned expert teachers, industrial student projects and internships, scholarships to study abroad, and a double-degree opportunity with top ranked research universities.
The programme has been acclaimed nationally and internationally. In 2009, it received a national grant for excellence by the Knowledge Foundation. Our students won the best Embedded Systems Master’s thesis in Sweden, the second prize in the national championship of Robotics in 2011, and one student was nominated for the Swedish Embedded Award 2011, as one of only 6 students in Sweden.
Internationally, the programme received the “Bayer Teaching Excellence Award”, and a group of our students worked on the VASA project that won the Best Engineering prize at the RoboSub competition in the USA in 2012.
The programme has originally been co-designed together with seven regional industrial partners: Prevas, CC Systems(now Maximatecc), Motion Control, Hök Instruments, EEPAB, Automation Region, and RealTest. Today, the programme has extended its industrial network with, international giants such as ABB, Ericsson and Bombardier, and major embedded system vendors, for example Atmel Corporation. The industrial partners are involved through industrial projects for students, mentorships, equipment donations, summer internships and guest lectures.
Employment and Future Prospects
The market for intelligent embedded systems is enormous, and industry’s demand for experts in this area is constantly increasing. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be very competitive on the national and international job market, both in industry as a highly-skilled expert and in academia as a researcher or prospective PhD student. Of course, those possibilities will be largely enhanced if you choose to follow the double-degree plan of the programme.
After your studies, you will be able to make a career as an engineer, project leader, system architect, programmer, or researcher in the automotive industry, or the fields of robotics, telecom, industrial process control, consumer electronics. Just to mention a few.