Embedded Systems (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

Embedded systems are computer systems which mostly interact directly with other systems without the influence of human users. Embedded systems often undertake monitoring, control and optimisation tasks in security-critical applications. In addition to functional properties, embedded systems also need non-functional properties such as low energy consumption, high computing power/real-time capability, reliability and should be of a small size. Consequently special hard- and software is often developed for embedded systems. For this reason knowledge in hardware design, processor architecture and the development of hardware-related software for the development of embedded systems is very important.

The complete system composed of embedded systems and further mechanical systems is often referred to today as a cyber-physical system. This normally includes several embedded systems which interact with each other and with the environment of the whole system. Typical fields of application are in vehicle technology, aviation, traffic control, logistics, energy supply and the control of complex industrial facilities. The number of embedded systems in these areas has increased dramatically in recent years so that embedded systems have become a driving force for innovation in the sectors mentioned above: more than 95% of microprocessors are used in embedded systems each year.

In these branches of industry there is an increasing demand for computer scientists who are particularly capable of hardware-related programming and of designing special hardware if required and integrating it into complete systems. In order to meet this demand the Department of Computer Science together with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the master degree course "Embedded Systems".

Bachelor degree course

Bachelor students get a solid basic education in computer science which is supplemented by foundation electrical engineering. The course focuses on various subject areas: In the subject area automation students learn techniques for the monitoring and control of systems. In the subject area embedded systems the systematical design of digital systems is reinforced. In the subject area "communication technology" students learn the basics of signal processing and transmission. As a result students gain extensive knowledge in the most important areas of embedded systems design.

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Master´s Course of Studies "Computer Science"

Following the bachelor degree, students doing a master can specialise in different areas. In the subject area "Reliable embedded systems" students are taught processes for the construction of systems in security relevant applications. In the subject area "Architecture" students learn the basic hard and software architectures for real-time parallel processing. In the subject area software development students look at aspects of hardware-related programming and the concurrency of systems.

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Any more questions?

If you have any more questions about the course please don't hesitate to contact us. Please see the below contacts in the department.

General degree support and advice

Dr. habil. Bernd Schürmann
Gebäude 48, Raum 373
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung
Tel.: 0631/205-2507
E-Mail: schuerma@cs.uni-kl.de

Further Informations

The professors of the department are assigned to seven specialisations of the Bachelor's course of studies. [more ...]
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