Embedded Computing (Master)

 
Degree: Master
University: University of Turku City: Turku , Country: Finland
Discipline: Engeneering & Technology
 
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  • Max Duration 24
  • Start Date of Studies september
  • Admission deadline late February
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme description

    University: University of Turku (Department of Information Technology)
    Partners: TUCS, Nordic Master School in Innovative ICT


    The goal of the programme is to impart education on embedded system design and modelling. The field is vast covering both hardware and software aspects. A student will obtain a firm foundation to design, model and implement embedded systems. To master the development process, a student will have an understanding of design constraints, hardware/software trade-offs, design methods and software and hardware architectures as well as low-level programming of embedded systems. The programme will be designed and implemented in co-operation with the corresponding programme at Åbo Akademi University.

    The programme leads to a Master of Science degree in Technology (diplomiinsinööri (DI) in Finnish). It is a two-year programme designed to give a good understanding of theoretical issues for starting PhD studies in the field of embedded computing as well as practical competences for challenging design tasks in the Embedded Systems Industry. Courses are jointly managed by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, and take advantage of modern educational technology. Education is given in English, and the students of this international programme learn to work together with associates from different countries and scientific backgrounds.

    The aim of the Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing is to offer:
    • Multidisciplinary education, which addresses systematic design of embedded systems from both hardware and software perspective.
    • Profound knowledge in the field of embedded computing.
    • Ability to model, design and verify advanced embedded solutions.
    • Understanding of the factors that influence hardware/software tradeoffs.
    • Ability to carry out research in the field, analyse research results and perform innovative design tasks.
    • Competence for postgraduate studies in the field of embedded computing.


    Career prospects
    The students graduating from the programme will have a multidisciplinary education, which addresses systematic design of embedded-systems from both hardware and software perspective. The profound knowledge in the field of embedded computing together with innovation and entrepreneurship studies offers the ability to work in the embedded systems industry from start-up to large-scale enterprises. After graduating research oriented students may pursue for a doctoral degree to extend their knowledge and increase their job prospects in academia, industry and public sector.


    Nordic Master School in Innovative ICT
    Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing is part of Nordic Master School in Innovative ICT. NMS iICT is one of the pilot projects awarded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and based on joint development of existing Master Programmes (120 sp) at the partner universities, which are Åbo Akademi University, University of Turku, The Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) and Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia). NMS iICT focuses on combining and coordinating world-leading Nordic ICT –related education of the partner universities. The NMS iICT curricula also are to equip the students with basic skills and tools in innovation and entrepreneurship.

    The student of Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing can decide her-/himself whether or not s/he wants to participate in Nordic Master School. In order to become a NMS iICT student, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship -module is an obligatory part of studies. The module is designed especially for students with technical background, taking into consideration their specific needs and interest in the I&E studies – when involved in the business world, it is not sufficient to know the technology, but also the mechanisms how the business works with technology. The I&E module is, of course, worthwhile for students intending to graduate for commercial world, but also people in the academic world will get an advantage from the module, as more and more of the scientific research is funded by the corporate world. These studies are part of optional studies and form a minor subject (25 sp). The Innovation and Entrepreneurship –module is described at the end of this section. In addition to the I&E studies, the student can choose to carry out part of her/his major studies in one of the partner universities. Every university offers Core Competence -modules (30 sp), which are based on their special field of know-how. The student can choose one or two of these Core Competence –modules according to her/his personal study plan. Mobility is not a compulsory part of studies, but highly recommended.
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