Further information on ES and the specialization

Why study Embedded Systems?

Embedded systems are everywhere! More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Embedded systems programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral parts of larger systems. They are designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components.

Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as robots, cars, airplanes, satellites, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user.

Why choose Embedded Systems at EIT Digital?

The mission of the Embedded Systems (ES) programme is to give students a holistic and multidisciplinary view and skillset on embedded systems, their underlying technologies, their development, and their integration.

Through the combined technical and entrepreneurial education, students get insight into the role of embedded systems in the modern society and ability to develop innovations into business ideas and high tech embedded systems start-ups.

Graduates of the ES programme become world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing smart embedded solutions for new challenges in domains of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). They are also capable of taking on leading management roles in embedded systems and more general ICT companies. 

What are the career opportunities?

Many European companies are world leading in the field of embedded systems design and have a strong demand for highly skilled, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists. In this ever-changing world, Europe needs brand new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to address societal challenges, to improve the quality of life, and to boost the European economy and leadership. Graduates of this programme could be the pioneers to bring about that change.

As a result, ES can lead to a very wide variety of jobs. To name a few: Embedded Systems Engineer, Embedded 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

Why Critical Embedded Systems?

The main goal of this specialization is to deepen the knowledge of embedded systems in a specific category, for which safety, dependability, availability or reaction time are crucial. The courses introduce both design paradigms, patterns and analysis methods. They will introduce the system architectures, with special emphasis on design for dependability.

The capstone module is based on project related courses, with intensive laboratory exercises. Students can select a branch from a set of different areas of critical systems, based on their interest. This includes HW and SW verification and validation, design paradigms for safety critical applications like automotive embedded systems or medical applications.

Interesting master thesis tasks and internship opportunities will be offered in cooperation with EIT Digital industrial members and partners such as Ericsson, Magyar Telekom, Evopro, Bosch and ThyssenKrupp Presta.

For further details: http://www.mit.bme.hu/eng/oktatas/szakiranyok/msc/critical_es