Taught course

European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electrical and computer engineering, computer science or related disciplines.(See website for specific details and international equivalent qualifications.)

Months of entry


Course content

EMECS is a two-year programme run with Kaiserslautern University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). You will benefit from the University of Southampton’s expertise in system-on-chip and electronics, NTNU’s knowledge of electronics and communications and Kaiserslautern’s strong track record in embedded systems. EMECS covers the fundamentals of embedded computing systems and offers an equivalent education in the three institutions. The elective part of the programme reflects the profiles of the participating partner universities.

Year one
Compulsory modules:
Individual research project; nanoelectronic devices; digital IC and systems design; EMECS MSc project; SOC design project; digital system design; secure hardware design.
Optional modules: Advanced wireless communications networks and systems; medical electrical and electronic technologies; analogue and mixed signal CMOS design; digital systems synthesis; embedded processors; cryptography.
Year two
Compulsory modules:
EMECS MSc Project
Optional modules: Intelligent Agents; Software Project Management and Development; Foundations of Cyber Security; Software Modelling Tools and Techniques for Critical Systems; Network and Web Based Security; Foundations of Machine Learning; Machine Learning Technologies; Digital IC and Systems Design; Microsensor Technologies; Digital System Design; Secure Hardware Design; Control System Design

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Funding: scholarships available
Fees: kunz@eit.uni-kl.de

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

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630