Embedded Technology is a branch of Engineering which is dedicated to the creation and development of a specialized microprocessor control, the concept of development of which is that this kind of a system will work, being built directly into the device that it manages.
These mechanisms can be used in the following areas:
- automatic regulation and management of technical processes, for example avionics, access control;
- CNC machines;
- cash machines, payment terminals;
- telecommunication equipment.
The basis for building simple embedded systems can be single-board (single-chip) computers (microcontrollers), specialized or universal microprocessors, FPGAs.
Embedded Technology (or Embedded Systems) can be taught as a part of an undergraduate degree in Engineering (for example, Electronic Engineering), or as a separate degree. Master degree in Embedded Technology are more common - applicants for this study programs need to hold a Bachelor degree in Engineering or Computer Science. Study programs include courses in Embedded Hardware, Embedded Software, Models and Methods of Embedded Systems, Electronics for Embedded Systems, Embedded Computer Architecture. A lot of study programs also include an internship in industry.
Study programs in Embedded Technology
Some separate study programs in Embedded Technology can be found on our website, for example, MA Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems in Coventry University, UK, or MA System Engineering with Embedded Systems in Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway, or MA Embedded Systems in Technikum Wien, Austria. Find more study programs in Embedded Technology by using the Search button.