Special Master's track EIT Digital Embedded Systems

EIT Digital Labs Master School offers an international Master program on ICT Innovation, combining and integrating technical majors with a fully standardized minor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As a student in the EIT Digital Labs Master School you not only get fundamental knowledge and skills on a technical topic, but also learn how to drive your innovative ideas to the market. 


A distinctive feature of the ICT Innovation program is geographic mobility: you will study at two top-notch universities in two different European countries. When you apply for admission to the two-year program, you select an entry point (the university at which you do the first year of the program), and an exit point (the university at which you do the second year of the program). You will also travel to a kick-off event, summer and winter schools to meet other students, business partners and professionals. Learning about cultural and language differences enables our students to become experts in their technical field and also succeed as managers in global markets.

Double Degrees and the EIT Digital Labs certificate

When you successfully complete the program you will receive a double degree from your entry point university and your exit point university. In addition, you will get the EIT Digital Labs certificate, documenting the EIT Digital Labs specific learning outcomes on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Three tracks

Eindhoven University of Technology offers three tracks in the context of the ICT Innovation program:

  • Data science. This program will provide the mathematical and computer science competences for analyzing big data and the entrepreneurial skills to successfully apply these in a corporate environment. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Embedded systems. This program equips engineers of tomorrow to specify, design, and implement computer systems that are widely used in a variety of personal and industrial devices in e.g. transportation and health-care. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Embedded Systems.
  • Service design and engineering. This program will provide both the technical competence and the entrepreneurial and innovative skills needed for a successful business in the area of service design and engineering. At the TU/e this track leads to a degree in Business Information Systems.

ES learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes of the program:

1. The graduate has an all-embracing view on embedded systems, their design and their application in systems of various sizes (e.g. from small robots to cyber physical and networked systems) including their evolution over time, demonstrated by an integration approach in system design.

2. The graduate is capable of analysing the functional behaviour of complex embedded systems in a structural way using appropriate abstractions.

3. The graduate is able to describe and study the non-functional aspects of embedded systems, e.g. resource boundedness and dependability.

4. The graduate has a thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art methods and techniques for embedded systems design such as requirements engineering, hardware-software integration, performance modelling and analysis, validation and testing.

5. The graduate is able to design embedded systems that satisfy the functional and non-functional requirements, taking into account the performance of the system during its lifetime. The graduate is also aware of costs and environmental issues making optimal use of the available resources.

6. The graduate has the ability and attitude to include other disciplines or involve practitioners of these disciplines in their work, where necessary. As an engineer the graduate is therefore able to work in a multidisciplinary setting.

7. The graduate is able to conduct research and design independently and has a scientific approach to complex problems and ideas.

8. The graduate possesses intellectual skills that enable critical reflection, reasoning and forming opinions.

9. The graduate has the ability to communicate the results of their learning, thinking and decision-making processes at an international level.

10. The graduate is aware of the temporal and social context of science and technology (comprehension and analysis) and can integrate this context in the scientific work.