Study Program

Program Overview

The master study program "Embedded Systems Design" consists of theoretical modules in the first semester term. This will enable the students to design modern and innovative embedded systems for industrial, scientific or medical applications. These application specific courses are given in the second semester. In addition, cross-departmental qualifications like project planning or teamwork are part of the Embedded Systems Project. The master Thesis follows in the third semester.

The complete module structure and alle dependencies between courses are outlined below. See the module handbook for detailed description of each course.

Courses (module descriptions)

1st Semester

Methods/ Theory

1.1 SY-MEC Mechatronics (5 Credits)

1.2 AU-DCS Discrete Control Systems (5 Credits)

1.3 IT-MBS Model-Based SW-Development/ Real-Time Software (5 Credits)

1.4 ET-DTV Digital Systems/ VHDL (5 Credits)

1.5 SY-SOC System-on-Chip Design (5 Credits)

1.6 ES-SAR Safety and Reliability (3 Credits)


2nd Semester


2.1 ES-REQ Requirements Engineering (3 Credits)

ISM Application

2.2 ES-MAR Maritime Systems (5 Credits)

2.3 ES-MED Medical Systems (5 Credits)

2.4 ES-IND Industrial Systems (5 Credits)

Practical Application

2.5 ES-PRO Embedded Systems Project (14 Credits)


3rd Semester

Practical Application

3.1 MA-ESD Master Thesis (30 Credits)

ESD Study Plan (valid from 2019)