What do insulin pumps, dishwashers, solar collector systems, high-speed trains and modern sewing machines all have in common? They all function because they have one or more microprocessors housed within them. These embedded systems mean that washing machines are able to use less electricity and less water, cars have improved fuel economy, wheels do not spin and airbags inflate at the right time. Saarland University is now offering a Master's degree programme in this very strong growth area.

The M.Sc. programme 'Embedded Systems' allows students a great amount of freedom and flexibility in selecting modules and course content. A number of research projects being carried out at Saarland University in collaboration with major IT companies provide opportunities for students to gain valuable insight into industrial processes while still studying at university. The excellent staff-student ratios and the first-rate technical infrastructure mean that students on the Saarland University M.Sc. programme study quickly and efficiently. The computer science and informatics department at Saarland University has numerous international partnerships and cooperative agreements that allow students to incorporate a study-abroad semester seamlessly into their Master's study programme.

Graduates from the M.Sc. programme 'Embedded Systems' can take up positions in industrial or academic research and development in the domestic or international markets.

Course of study Embedded Systems
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction English
English language requirements CEFR: C1
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Restricted entry No
Application deadline 15.11.2019 for summer semester 2020
Where to apply Online application portal – Computer Science
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page embedded-systems.cs.uni-saarland.de