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MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering

University of Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

+49 (0) 761 203 8340

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement
October (application deadline for EU-citizens July 15, non EU-citizens May 15) and April (application deadline for EU-citizens January 15, non EU-citizens December 15th)

Class size
Average 30-50

Cost / fees
EU-citizens: 155 Euro per semester
Non EU-citizens: 1655 Euro per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Part funding offered to outstanding applicants

In the first semester international students will receive a room in the students’ residences

Student profile
1. 55 % international students
2. Ratio Men: 84 % Women 16 %
3. Age Range 23 – 27 years
4. Average Age 25.6 years

Admission requirements
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mechatronics, electrical, electronic engineering, physics or in a closely related engineering field with an above average GPA. TOEFL (iBT 94) or IELTS Band 7.0

Programme Directors
Prof. Hannah Bast, Prof. Jürgen Wilde

Contact person for application
Svenja Andresen

University of Freiburg

Master's program in Embedded Systems Engineering

Embedded systems are among the key technologies. Whether in medical technologies, the automotive industry, in aerospace or telecommunications, media and entertainment technologies - embedded systems play a central role in the latest technological developments.

Bringing together engineering and computer science

In the master's programme, we provide you with versatile know-how in computer science and engineering. For your future as a research scientist or project leader in a company, you are well equipped to understand and bring together the "language" of both worlds. ESE students at the Faculty of Engineering benefit from
  • A very flexible curriculum
  • Individual mentoring by one of the professors
  • A modern campus with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Excellent job prospectives in Germany and abroad


The curriculum encompasses courses belonging to the following areas:
  • Design of microelectronic and micromechanic devices
  • Software based components
  • System integration
  • System optimisation regarding speed, cost and energy efficiency
  • Safety and reliability
Six different concentration areas are offered:
  • Circuits and systems
  • Design and simulation
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Reliable embedded systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Robotics and computer visions
During the 6 months Master thesis ESE students can become involved in an actual research project of one of the research groups at the Faculty of Engineering.

About the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering consists of a Department of Computer Science, and a Department of Microsystems Engineering and a Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering, thus offering the perfect environment for an interdisciplinary study programme like Embedded Systems Engineering. Situated on a new campus, the Faculty of Engineering features modern facilities including a cleanroom, electronics and robotics laboratories as well as WiFi and several computer pools for its students.

Other courses offered by University of Freiburg

About the University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 as a classical comprehensive university, making it one of the most renowned institutions of higher education in Germany.

In the 2018 Thomson Reuters’ Innovation Ranking the University of Freiburg is considered one of the five universities nationwide whose innovations have accelerated scientific and technical progress. Its work with successful publications, patents and start-ups has contributed significantly to this top position.

The 2018 Times Higher Education Ranking has also ranked the University of Freiburg 5th in Germany. The structure of the university is multifaceted, ranging from 11 academic faculties - from the humanities and the social and natural sciences all the way to engineering to 20 research centres. This goes to show that we are a dynamic, large-scale institution with a diverse educational offering. Bilateral partnerships, research projects, joint study courses and memberships in international networks such as the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the European Confederation of Upper Rhine Universities (EUCOR) are examples of the university's strong transnational relations.

All our students, including those from abroad, can take courses at the Universities of Basel (Switzerland) and Strasbourg (France) without having to enrol. Via the EUCOR mobility grant, they also receive allowances for travel expenses.