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Embedded Systems Engineering

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

4 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

120 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission
The admissions restrictions are determined by the admissions regulations for the individual field. For more detailed information, please visit your departmental academic advisor.

Higher semesters:

with special prerequisites for admission according to admission regulations

Application period: First semester: Winter Semester, Non-EU-Citizens: 1 March - 15 May, EU-Citizens: 1 March - 15 July
Summer Semester, Non-EU-Citizens: 1 November - 15 December, EU-Citizens: 1 November - 15 January

Higher semesters: Winter Semester: 1 March - 30 September, Summer Semester: 1 November - 31 March
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Please check out the programme website before you apply.
Application for this subject is only possible during the application period and is done online.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Engineering

Embedded Systems Engineering unites the worlds of engineering and computer science, combining hardware and software topics.

In this Master’s programme, we provide you with versatile know-how in computer science and engineering. As an embedded systems engineer, you will not only know how to design micro-electronic and micro-mechanic devices, but you will also know how to programme the software that makes them work.

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Microsystems Engineering provide an excellent environment for this interdisciplinary degree programme.

You will gain knowledge about the design of microelectronic, micro-mechanic and software-based components as well as their integration into complete systems. An extensive selection of courses allows you to set an individual focus or specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Materials and Fabrication
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Photonics

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Allgemein and für den Bereich Informatik
Martina Nopper
Raum 02 013a
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-8169

Montag und Mittwoch 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr, Dienstag und Donnerstag 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Für den Bereich MST:
Dr. Frank Goldschmidtböing
Georges-Köhler-Allee Geb. 102, Raum 01 075
79110 Freiburg
Telefon: +49 761 203 - 7496

Questions about Application
Ursula Epe
Geb. 101, Raum 02 013a
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-8340

Siehe hier:

Examination Office

Frau Anne-Julchen Müller, Telefon: 0761 203-8083
Susanne Stork, Telefon: 0761 203-8087
Georges-Köhler-Allee Geb. 101, Raum 02 009
79110 Freiburg
Fax: +49(0) 761-203-8082

Montag 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Dienstag und Donnerstag 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
Mittwoch und Freitag: nur telefonisch