Applications for EMECS

Apply now for the EMECS class starting in fall 2015!

Admission requirements as well as other information related to the program and to life as an EMECS student can be found here on our website.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Attend our Distinguished Lecture Series at the three partner universities.

Renowned speakers from around the world present their views on advanced topics of embedded system design. Check out our distinguished lectures program.


is an unformal competition in embedded systems organized by EMECS students. Over 48 hours the participating teams unleash their creativity by creating an embedded system from scratch.
More information about the competition and announcements for upcoming events can be found at

EMECS on Facebook

Join our Facebook group and get in touch with current EMECS students and alumni.


This Erasmus Mundus masters course on Embedded Computing Systems gives you the opportunity to study at institutions leading in this field and to experience European culture in two different countries.

The 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. The participating institutions are:

University of Kaiserslautern (TUK), Kaiserslautern, Germany
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Faculty of Information Technology Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

University of Southampton (UoS), Southampton, United Kingdom
School of Electronics and Computer Science

EMECS is a two-years Master's course (120 ECTS credits) that is pursued at two out of the three participating institutions. Students will spend one year at each of the selected universities and will receive a joint degree from the respective institutions. The language of instruction is English. Students participating in this program will be trained in three major areas:

  •   Hardware Architectures of Embedded Systems
  •   System-on-Chip Design
  •   System Software 

These areas constitute the "Core Programme" of EMECS and will be taught during the first year of study at each institution. Completion of the core programme (45 ECTS credits) will ensure the mobility of the students after the first year of study.

The "Elective Programme" (45 ECTS credits) provides training in specialized topics of embedded system design and provides the background in typical application areas like communication systems, automation & control and microsystems. The course is completed with a Master's Thesis (30 ECTS credits) which typically contributes to a larger project conducted jointly with industry.

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