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MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering

University of Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

+49 (0) 761 203 8340

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement
October (application deadline for EU-citizens July 15, non EU-citizens May 31) and
April (application deadline for EU-citizens January 15, non EU-citizens December 15th)

Class size
Average 30-50

EU-citizens: 155 Euro per semester
Non EU-citizens: 1655 Euro per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Part funding offered to outstanding applicants

In the first semester international students will receive a room in the students’ residences

Student profile
1. 55 % international students
2. Ratio Men: 85 % Women 15 %
3. Age Range 23 – 27 years
4. Average Age 25.6 years

Admission requirements
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mechatronics, electrical, electronic engineering, physics or in a closely related engineering field with an above average GPA. TOEFL (iBT 87) or IELTS Band 6.0, advanced knowledge in German (B1).

Programme Director
Prof. Hannah Bast, Prof. Moritz Diehl

Contact person for application
Ursula Epe

University of Freiburg

Master's program in Embedded Systems Engineering

Embedded Systems are a key technology of modern society. Whether in automotive industry, aerospace and medical technology or in telecommunications, media and entertainment industries – embedded systems always play a major role in state-of-the-art technology.

The Master of Science programme in Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) has been designed for highly qualified graduate students having a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Physics or in a closely related engineering field.

ESE students at the Faculty of Engineering benefit from

  • A very flexible curriculum
  • Individual mentoring by one of the professors
  • A modern campus with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Excellent job prospectives in Germany and abroad

The curriculum encompasses courses belonging to the following areas:

  • Design of microelectronic and micromechanic devices
  • Software based components
  • System integration
  • System optimisation regarding speed, cost and energy efficiency
  • Safety and reliability
Six different concentration areas are offered:
  • Circuits and systems
  • Design and simulation
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Reliable embedded systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Robotics and computer visions
During the 6 months Master thesis ESE students can become involved in an actual research project of one of the research groups at the Faculty of Engineering.

About the Faculty of Engineering

In the 2016 Shanghai Ranking, the Faculty of Engineering has been ranked among the top 10 institutes in the field of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering. The Faculty of Engineering consists of a Department of Computer Science and a Department of Microsystems Engineering, thus offering the perfect environment for an interdisciplinary study program like Embedded Systems Engineering. Situated on a new campus, the Faculty of Engineering features modern facilities including a cleanroom, electronics and robotics laboratories as well as WiFi and several computer pools for its students.

Other courses offered by University of Freiburg

  • M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering
  • M.Sc. Applied Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Sustainable Systems Engineering

  • About the University of Freiburg

    The University of Freiburg is one of the oldest and most renowned higher education institutions in Germany with a long tradition in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences/medicine. It is listed among the best German universities according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Besides its excellence in research and teaching, the scholarly diversity is above all what attracts so many students to Freiburg`s Alma Mater. The University of Freiburg consists of 11 Faculties, which offer degree programmes in theology, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, geo sciences, forestry, computer science and microsystems engineering. The university library holds more than two million volumes as well as multimedia facilities and is open 24/7. All students have the opportunity to join the General University Sports Association, which offers 35 different kinds of sports.

    With 30,000 students, Freiburg is clearly a college town. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere coupled with the large spectrum of cultural offerings has made Freiburg one of the most attractive destinations for students.