International Programmes 2021/2022

Embedded Systems Embedded Systems

Chemnitz University of Technology • Chemnitz

Master of Science in Embedded Systems
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English (100%).

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 July for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

This English-language Master's course of study provides a world-class education with a focus on embedded systems. The aim here is to develop intelligent systems solutions by combining microsystems technologies, information and communication technologies, and software development.

The basic modules (compulsory subjects) are as follows:

  • Digital Components and Architectures for Data Processing
  • Smart Sensor Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Design of Software for Embedded Systems
  • Real Time Systems
  • Project Lab Embedded Systems
  • Design of Digital Systems
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design

Built on these compulsory subjects, the programme offers various opportunities for further deepening in the following majors:

  • System Design
  • Automotive Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Additional non-technical subjects

Depending on the availability, the study programme offers the opportunity to do a little research project at the university or a research internship (elective modules, not both of them).

Course organisation

Compulsory (obligatory) modules (subjects) – total 47 credits:

  • Dig. Components & Architectures for Data Processing (semester 1, lecture/seminar/lab)
  • Smart Sensor Systems (semester 1, lecture/seminar/lab)
  • Digital Signal Processing 1 (semester 1, lecture/seminar)
  • Computer Vision 1 (semester 1, lecture/seminar)
  • Design of Software for Embedded Systems (semester 2, lecture/seminar)
  • Real Time Systems (semester 2, lecture/seminar)
  • Project Lab Embedded Systems (semester 2, seminar)
  • Design of Digital Systems (semester 1, lecture/seminar/lab)
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design 1 (semester 1, lecture/seminar)

Elective (optional) modules (subjects):
Students have to elect modules from the following catalogue in order to earn 43 credit points (CP):

  • Design of Heterogeneous Systems (semester 2, lecture/seminar/lab) – 5 CP
  • Test of Digital and Mixed-Signal Circuits (semester 1, lecture/seminar) – 5 CP
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design 2 (semester 2, lecture/seminar) – 5 CP
  • Hardware Acceleration using FPGAs (semester 3, lecture/seminar/lab) – 5 CP
  • Verification of Digital Systems (semester 2, lecture/seminar/lab) – 5 CP
  • Advanced  Platforms for Automotive Systems (semester 3, lecture/seminar) – 5 CP
  • Automotive Sensor Systems (semester 2, lecture/seminar) – 5 CP
  • Image Processing & Pattern Recognition (semesters 2 & 3, lecture/lab) – 5 CP
  • Multisensoral Systems (semesters 1 & 2, lecture/lab) – 4 CP
  • Digital Signal Processing 2 (semester 2, lecture/seminar) – 3 CP
  • Video Signal Processing (semester 2, lecture/seminar) – 3 CP
  • Computer Vision 2 (semester 2, lecture/seminar) – 3 CP
  • Programming and Data Analysis  (semester 2, lecture/seminar) – 5 CP
  • Mobile Localisation and Navigation (semester 3, lecture) – 2 CP
  • Antennas & Wave Propagation (semester 2, lecture) – 2 CP
  • Self-Organising Networks (semester 2, lecture) – 2 CP
  • Network Security (semester 2, lecture/seminar) - 2 CP
  • Advanced Embedded Systems (semester 1, lect) – 2 CP
  • Optimisation for Non-Mathematicians (semester 3, lecture/seminar) – 6 CP
  • Management Accounting (semester 3, lecture/seminar) – 3 CP
  • Communication and Leadership (semester 1, seminar) – 4 CP
  • Either Research Project (semester 3, 10 CP) or  Research Internship (semester 3, 30 CP, German certificate B2 required)

Master's thesis
(Obligatory, semester 4, at the university, 30 CP)

Types of assessment

Oral and written exams

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

All students have to pay a semester contribution of approx. 270 EUR. This fee also covers the semester ticket, which permits you to use buses and trams in Chemnitz during the semester. International students will receive the bank details after they submit their request for enrolment. However, the fee can also be paid after arrival in Chemnitz via a German bank card or bank transfer.

Costs of living

Approx. 861 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Incoming students can apply for different funding opportunities via the International Office of Chemnitz University of Technology.

Academic admission requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology ("Bachelorstudiengang Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik") from Chemnitz University of Technology.
  • Equivalent degree (individual decision by the board of examiners)
Language requirements


  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL Internet-based: minimum 72 points
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English
  • TOEIC minimum 785 points
  • Confirmation of English as language of instruction
  • Study in English studies
  • Translator/ interpreter degree

Applicants from countries with English as the official or native language are not required to submit a proof of English language proficiency with their application.

German (according to the general rules for enrolment at the university):

  • A1 (Goethe or ÖSD) to be provided with the application
  • A2 (CEFR) to be provided until the end of the third semester

(Only) for doing the elective module Research Internship: German Level B2

(CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Application deadline

15 July for the following winter semester

Submit application to

Technische Universität Chemnitz
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin


The "Studentenwerk" Chemnitz-Zwickau runs several student residences. International students can apply for a single room in one of the residences. The prices depend on the size and furnishings of the room and vary between 170 EUR and 270 EUR.

Career advisory service

The Career Service of Chemnitz University of Technology supports students during their studies as well as graduates entering their professional life. The Career Service provides a platform for companies and institutions to present themselves.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme

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