Taught course

European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

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Entry requirements

Our normal entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in a related discipline such as electrical and computer engineering or computer science.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a thorough understanding of some of the most important technologies that are transforming our communications systems.

This two-year Msc degree in Embedded Computing Systems allows you to study at two locations, choosing from the unique strengths of University of Southampton (system on chip electronics), Kaiserslautern University (embedded systems) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (electronics and communication).

The European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) is a two-year programme run in conjunction with Kaiserslautern University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim.

You will benefit from Southampton’s expertise in system on chip and electronics, Trondheim’s knowledge of electronics and communications and Kaiserslautern’s strong track record in embedded systems.

The curriculum consists of a core programme, an elective programme and a Masters thesis.

  • The core programme covers the fundamentals of embedded computing systems and offers an equivalent education in all three institutions.
  • The elective programme reflects the specific profiles of the participating partner universities and their associated research institutes.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each competency.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    EMECS: 2 years - two-year masters (120 ECTS credits) pursued at two of the three participating institutions; students spend one year at each of their selected universities and receive a joint degree from the respective institutions; language of instruction is English

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 2630