Education Market, Innovation, Engineering, Embedded Systems
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
3360 hrs
2 years
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Ben jij geïnteresseerd in de combinatie van hardware en software? En wil je graag meer weten over embedded robotica, pervasive systems en energie efficiëntie? Dan is de tweejarige masteropleiding Embedded Systems iets voor jou. Het programma wordt in het Engels gegeven. De opleiding start in september en februari. Het pre-master programma start in september. Op onze Engelse website lees je meer over de opbouw van de opleiding, het pre-masterprogramma en de toelatingseisen. Bovendien vind je op de website ook informatie over beroepsperspectieven en ervaringsverhalen van onze studenten.


Focus and disciplines
An embedded system is a combination of hardware systems (electrical engineering) and software systems (computer science) built into equipment that we don’t always recognize as being computerized, such as the systems that control a car’s anti-lock brakes, the automatic pilot of an aircraft or the sensors and filters used in processing plants. Embedded systems call for real-time operation, reliability, maintainability and cost-effectiveness, which places heavy demands on software (user interfaces, data processing, machine control) and hardware (I/O, Asics, DSP, FPGA).


Research and specializations

This English-taught Master’s programme in Embedded Systems focuses on the design of embedded systems, e.g. system validation, quantitative evaluation of embedded systems, electronics, maths, embedded computer architecture and how to create a system on a chip. You’ll be challenged by topics ranging from control engineering, integrated circuit design and computer architecture, to communication networks, real-time operating systems and software engineering.


Why OPT for embedded systems?

This programme features small groups, personal guidance and gives you the opportunity to broaden your horizons internationally.


Career perspectives
Our graduates have excellent career prospects. There’s a great need for engineers with skills that bridge the gap between hardware and software.


NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).