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Embedded systems

Objectives

The Embedded Systems option of the MSE master's course is aimed at acquiring advance skills allowing for the design, development and implementation of embedded systems - more specifically those characterised by close interaction between the hardware and software.

At the end of this training, candidates learn to master techniques that will allow them to develop independent electronic systems that interact in real time with their environment, making use of sensors and actuators.

The methods studied take into particular account the aspects of reliability, security, robustness and power consumption of electronic systems. These systems are ubiquitously used in applications for transport, medical equipment, telecommunications, mobile equipment, building automation, games, etc.


Market requirements

The presence of embedded systems in day-to-day objects and the rapid development of the Internet of Things implies that many companies need to master these technologies. Various studies have shown that there is an increasing need for engineers and specialists in the field of embedded systems.

Swiss industry owes its success to the many companies that know how to make use of market niches in the fields of electronics and embedded/mobile systems.


Skills to be developed

The aim of this option is to train embedded system engineers with the following skills:

  • Designing and developing microprocessor systems
  • Designing and developing numerical systems (FPGA, IP cores, etc.)
  • Designing and developing analogue and numerical signal-processing systems
  • Developing mixed analogue/numerical electronic circuits, including sensors and actuators
  • Optimising low-consumption optics systems
  • Managing communication between embedded and fixed systems (RF, fieldbus, etc.)
  • Mastering hardware/software co-design
  • Implementing a certification/qualification system

In addition to methodological, technological and system skills, so-called "soft skills" will also be developed.


Target group

This option forms part of the MSE (Master of Science in Engineering), which is a training course offered jointly with Swiss universities of applied sciences. It follows on from the bachelor's course.

The option is mainly targeted at INT and ICT bachelor's graduates at universities of applied sciences (Microtechnology, Industrial systems, IT, Media engineering, Information technology engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical engineering, Management engineering) or equivalent courses.


Outcomes

This option prepares the future graduates for a profession as hardware engineers in various fields such as industrial equipment or domestic appliances, instrumentation, aeronautics, automotive engineering, the aerospace industry, mobile phones or the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as:

  • Junior project manager
  • Junior team manager
  • Designer and developer
  • Hardware and systems architect
  • Quality engineer (hardware quality, validation)

Modules available in 2019-2020 for the specialisation

Basic contextual modules(MC-C)

Conditions: Minimum 3 modules (9 ECTS)

Description

Type

C-ComplPro - Management of Complex Processes

Elective

C-GlobMark - Global Market and Cross-Cultural Competence

Elective

C-PrivLaw - Privacy and Law Elective

CM_Entrepr - Corporate Management and Entrepreneurship

Elective

C-Ethics - Ethics and Corporate Responsability

Elective

C-InnChang - Innovation and Change Management

Elective

C-QRM - Quality and Risk Management

Elective

 

Advanced technical and theoretical basic modules
(MC-F & MC-T)
Conditions: Minimum 5 modules (15 ECTS)

Description

Type

T-WireCom - Wireless Communications

Required
T-EmbReal - Embedded Realtime Software

Required

T-AdvElDes - Advanced Electronic Design

Required

T-EmbHardw - Design of Embedded Hardware and Firmware Required
Mobile Operating Systems and Applications Elective
F-AppStat - Applied Statistics and Data Analysis

Elective

F-CryptCod - Crytography and Coding Theory

Elective

T-DigImPro - Digital Image Processing Elective
T-AdvPrPa - Advanced Programming Paradigms

Elective

T-StatDig - Traitement statistique du signal et modélisation

Elective

T-AdvContr - Advanced Control Elective
F-OrdDiff - Ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems

Elective

T-StatDig - Traitement statistique du signal et modélisation Elective
Notes
  • A minimum of 30 ECTS, or 10 MC modules must be selected. 
  • It is possible to select a maximum of 1 MC module from another specialisation.


Advanced development modules (MA)
Conditions: Minimum 8 modules (24 ECTS)

Description

Type

SEBC - Systèmes Embarqués Basse Consommation

Required

VSN - Vérification des systèmes numériques

Required

DeSEm - Design of communicative embedded systems

Required

Hi-Rel Electronics

Required

HiRel - Logiques programmables pour systèmes complexes et performants

Elective

BioCI - Capteurs et instrumentation en bio-ingénierie

Elective

SEEE - Systèmes d'exploitation et environnements d'exécution embarqués

Elective

IUAM - Interfaces utilisateurs pour applications mobiles

Elective

CSYEI - Conception de systèmes électroniques industriels

Elective

CSEL1 - Construire des systèmes embarqués sous Linux- Environnement

Elective

SES - Secure Embedded System Elective
DFS - Durabilité et fiabilité des systèmes industriels Elective
Notes
  • It is possible to select a maximum of 1 MA module from another specialisation.
  • A minimum of 24 ECTS, or 8 MA modules must be selected.
  • The electives modules opening can be subject to the constraint of a minimum participants number

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