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European Master in Embedded Computing Systems
Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2020 PROJECT  FINISHED 

REFERENCE: 566803-EPP-1-2015-1-DE-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB_EMECSTITLE: European Master's Course in Embedded Computing Systems, EMECSObjectiveThe European Master's Course in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) is designed to educate bachelor graduates from Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science as well as graduates from related disciplines to become experts in the field of Embedded Computing Systems (ECS).Course durationTwo years (120 ECTS credits).Brief descriptionThe participating institutions of EMECS are the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway) and the University of Southampton (UK). Students will spend one year at each of the two selected universities and will be trained in three major areas, namely Hardware Architectures of Embedded Systems, System-on-Chip Design and System Software. These areas constitute the "Core Program" of EMECS (45 ECTS credits) and will be taught during the first year of study at each institution. All teaching modules of the core program are mandatory to all students and need to be finished within the first year of study at one of the partner universities. The core program guarantees that all students can achieve an equivalent educational level regarding the basic principles of embedded system design and architecture. Completion of the core program will ensure the mobility of the students after the first year of study.The Elective Program (45 ECTS credits) provides training in specialized topics of embedded system design and provides the background in typical application areas like Advanced Topics in Embedded Systems, Communication and Signal Processing, Automation and Control and Microsystems. These areas are offered by all partner universities. Each partner university contributes to a number of teaching modules for each elective study area. The teaching modules within an elective study area are varying between universities and reflect specific local strengths, special application areas, design methodologies and architectures of embedded systems. The course is completed with a master's thesis (30 ECTS credits) which is typically embedded into larger research projects conducted by local research centres or jointly with industry.In addition, the programme contains 10 specialization tracks in embedded systems. These tracks are provided as guidelines only and do not reflect the diverse application areas of embedded systems. Tracks are organized to reflect typical job roles in the industry that EMECS alumni pursue. Career prospectsThe ubiquity of embedded systems together with their increased complexity makes the market always in the hunt for new experts with this diverse set of skills. The positions that EMECS alumni have pursued both in academia and industry provide an evidence of the excellent teaching and research quality that the EMECS programme provides. All partner universities have career service offices that can offer further support to EMECS students.An international experienceEMECS is completely taught in English and offers the opportunity to study at leading institutions in this field and to experience European culture in two or more different countries. In addition, students have the opportunity to follow Norwegian and German courses.International cross-cultural experience is a key to be successful in today's job markets. EMECS offers the right training so students can prove to employers that they are capable of coping with change and perform effectively in an international setting. Also, working as a summer intern can give students better access to the work culture and job opportunities in each country. DiplomaEMECS students will be awarded a Joint Master's Degree of Science (M.Sc.) in Embedded Computing Systems.Website

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