Master's programme in Intelligent Embedded Systems

  • fiber_manual_record Credits 120  credits
  • home Study location Västerås
  • access_time Time 2 years  (full time)
  • timeline Education level Second cycle

In this programme you learn how to design intelligent embedded systems that are safe, reliable and can learn from and adapt to their surroundings. After your studies you can work as an engineer, project manager, system architect or programmer, system architect, embedded systems programmer or a researcher in the areas of robotics, telecommunications, process control, home electronics and car industry.


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The programme

The courses in this programme embrace the latest theory and practice within the areas of embedded systems, artificial intelligence and robotics. To guarantee that you obtain skills requested by the industry, the content is developed together with companies and your teachers are world-leading researchers within the field.

The theoretical parts are interspersed with practical parts that are done in collaboration with companies in the industry, such as ABB, Alstom, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment. The collaboration involves guest lectures, student projects, mentoring and internships. In addition, you have the opportunity to use corporate equipment from some of our business partners.

The University has several exchange agreements and some of them also give you the opportunity to obtain a double master's degree.

Employment and Future Prospects

The market for intelligent embedded systems is enormous and the industry’s need of experts in the area is constantly increasing. On completion of the programme you will be in demand in the national and international labour market. Both as a well-qualified expert at companies and as a doctoral student in the higher education.

With this master’s degree you can make a career as an engineer, project manager, system architect, embedded systems programmer or a researcher in the areas of robotics, telecommunications, process control, home electronics and the car industry.


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Course overview for programme

Year 1

Computer Science


Mathematics/applied mathematics 12,5%

Year 2

Computer Science




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Occasions for this programme

Autumn 2023

  • Master's Programme in Intelligent Embedded Systems


    120 credits


    Autumn 2023 (start 2023-08-28)

    Time and study pace

    2 years (full time)

    Education level

    Second cycle

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    Study location


    Specific requirements

    A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, of which at least 60 credits are within computer engineering and/or computer science including programming corresponding to 15 credits. At least 22,5 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics are required. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required.


    University credits


    Degree of Master

    Tuition fee

    For students outside EU/EEA
    Per installment prior to each semester: 67500 SEK
    Annual tuition fee: 135000 SEK
    Total programme fee: 270000 SEK


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