Embedded Electronics Engineering - Master's Programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

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Embedded Electronics Engineering offers a wide perspective, where digital and analogue circuits and systems 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 Shanghai ranking (ARWU) ranks Lund University as #18 in the world in the field Electrical and Electronic Engineering for the year 2019. This programme is demanding and unique in its offering, a perfect preparation for your future career. The programme spans areas from radio frequency (RF) circuits through to data conversion and digital circuits and systems. Another distinguishing feature is that circuit design is linked to many emerging application areas including AI, Machine Learning, and in particular 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 and journals.

Examples of companies where students have performed their degree projects include Ericsson (Sweden), Sony (Sweden), Axis Communications (Sweden), ARM (Sweden), Oticon A/S (Denmark), and NXP (Netherlands).

List of courses in this programme: https://kurser.lth.se/lot/?lasar=20_21&val=program&prog=MSOC

COURSES AND NUMBER OF CREDITS: Design of Embedded Systems (7.5), Introduction to Structured VLSI Design (7.5), Analogue IC Design (7.5), Digital IC Design (7.5), Integrated A/D and D/A Converters (7.5), Patent and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (7.5), IC Project & Verification I (7.5), IC Project & Verification II (7.5) Master’s degree project (30), electives at the Faculty of Engineering (in total 30).

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, IC technologies, and hardware platforms (e.g., FPGA).
• Taught by world-leading researchers and with 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 and carries it through to completion and, in some cases, silicon realization and system demonstration.

Career prospects:

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 Communications, 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. Graduates have received jobs at companies in Lund, such as Ericsson, Axis Communications, Sony, and ARM Sweden, while others have moved on to other international companies like Borg Warner, Mellanox and Huawei.

For some students, perhaps the most interesting career option is to continue towards a PhD. The project courses and the final semester degree project offers students the opportunity to work alongside our current PhD students and senior researchers to get a taste of 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 at Lund University. Other students have also moved on to PhDs at Chalmers and Twente University in the Netherlands, to name a few.

Open for applications

Application opportunities

This programme is open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.

See the programme's structure (PDF 762 kB, new window)

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Programme Director:
Liang Liu
International Master's Coordinator:
Cecilia Bruhn, E-mail: msc [dot] eee [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent. Completed courses in mathematics (calculus, differential equation, transform theory and linear algebra) of at least 30 credits/ECTS, as well as completed coursesin basic circuit theory, electronics, analogue electronics and digital electronics corresponding to at least 30 credits/ECTS in total. The applicant must have basic programming skills (at least one course) and knowledge of electronic description languages, such as VHDL/Verilog. English 6.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on academic qualifications and on a statement of purpose.

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.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Start Autumn Semester 2021

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Study period

30 August 2021 - 11 June 2023


Last application date 2021-01-15

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 that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • 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 in the adjacent column on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process is 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. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

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Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit the document 'Summary sheet and statement of purpose' when you apply for this programme. To do this you need to:

  1. Fill in our template.
  2. Save the template as a PDF.
  3. Upload the PDF to your account at universityadmissons.se.

Download the template for the summary sheet and statement of purpose here (PDF, new window).

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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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

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.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations