Embedded Electronics Engineering - Master's Programme
Embedded Electronics Engineering offers a wide perspective, where digital and analogue design is regarded as one unit in which different domains interact. The focus is on CMOS, where billions of devices are used to build a system on a single silicon die.
The programme is demanding and unique in its offering, a perfect preparation for your future career. It spans areas from radio frequency (RF) circuits through to data conversion and digital circuits. Another distinguishing programme feature is that circuit design is linked to the area of wireless communication, where RF front-ends are co-designed with digital baseband, which provides the opportunity to build complete transceivers.
Due to the extensive local industry, the programme is closely linked with a variety of private companies, which ensures that our courses maintain high market relevance. In some cases our students’ degree projects result in patent registrations and the opportunity to publish their work at international conferences.
Examples of companies where students have performed their degree projects include RUAG Space (Sweden), Ericsson (Sweden), Oticon A/S (Denmark), and NXP (Netherlands).
- Full list of courses in this programme: http://kurser.lth.se/lot/?prog=MSOC&val=program&lang=en
Special features of the programme
- The focus is on applied studies in digital IC design, analogue/RF IC design and mixed signal/data conversion IC design.
- All taught study involves hands-on laboratory work using the most modern CAD tools and IC technologies.
- The programme is taught by world leading researchers and there are very strong links to research in the field.
- After the initial taught courses, students undertake a large project, where the student starts from a digital or analogue design specification and carries it through to completion, and, in some cases, silicon realisation.
After completing this programme you will be ready for a career, or further research studies, in circuits and systems with a focus on VLSI design. Designers in this area are very attractive on the global job market. The Lund area itself is a part of one of the fastest growing regions in Europe, with a large concentration of interesting companies in the field, large and small, such as Sony, Ericsson, Axis, ARM Sweden, Mellanox, Oticon and GN Resound. The European Spallation Source (ESS) and MAX IV, both located in Lund, will also offer students many exciting career opportunities. For some students, perhaps the most interesting career option is to continue towards a PhD.
The final semester degree project offers students the opportunity to work alongside our current PhD students to get a taste for what a career in research is like. This route is very popular with our Master’s students, and a large number of graduates have chosen to continue their studies, both in Lund and at other research institutions around the world.
International Master's Coordinator:
Helene von Wachenfelt, E-mail: embeddedee [at] master [dot] lth [dot] se
A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent including courses in mathematics of at least 20 credits/ECTS. The applicant must have basic knowledge of digital and analogue circuits, corresponding to no less than 6 months of study (30 ECTS). English 6/English Course B.
The selection is based on academic qualifications.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn semester 2018
daytime Lund, full time 100%
September 3, 2018 - June 7, 2020
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
We encourage you to provide a short table listing the courses you have completed that correspond to the courses in the programme’s specific entry requirements to prove that you meet these requirements. If a course title does not correspond to our requirement, please provide the relevant official course descriptions.
No additional programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000
First payment: SEK 72 500
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance