Embedded Systems

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 3.27 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 3.27 k / Year(s)  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:4563 Duration:24 months

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This study field is taught only in English language. It is a comprehensive study programme of programmable structures which overlapps with parallel and distributed systems, computer networks, and cryptography.

The programme covers basic theories, research methodology, analysis, and comparative studies of the relevant computing devices. An emphasis is placed on balancing theoretical and practical subjects that apply to the design, implementation, analysis, testing and operation of embedded systems based on FPGA, one chip microcomputers and DSP.

Working on projects in small teams is an integral part of these studies. Projects are oriented towards experimental and prototype solutions and to practical issues that emerge from the research and development activities of the faculty. It is possible to cooperate with potential employers to learn about the design of specific embedded systems and their developmental tools.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates obtain theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which will apply to design, implementation, analysis, testing and operating of embedded systems. Students can after completion of studies start work as Magisters degree graduates with opportunity to develop their qualification and concrete professional knowledge in accordance of employer needs.


Understanding of fundamental function principles and architectures of digital systems. Understanding, ability and skills to apply of reliability and dependability implementation and improvement into digital systems. Ability to explain relations of digital system components and functions. Ability to reflect relevant issues and limits, and to analyze system needs according to the selected specialization. Ability to design digital systems for embedded applications in real-time conditions. Skills to apply and design different approaches to work with digital systems according to given needs.

he basic unit of studies is a course. The amount of study necessary to complete a course is expressed in the assigned number of credits (henceforth credit value). The credit value of each course or group of courses or stage of studies is determined in line with the ECTS principles.

A condition for completion of study in each of the programmes, fields of study or specialisations is the acquisition of credits awarded for completing the courses within a prescribed plan, the overall count of which reaches at least the minimum credit value of studies that is set at thirty times the standard length of studies in a programme expressed in semesters. For the programmes that combine multiple fields of study the minimum credit value is set as weighted average value calculated for each field of study. The weight of the value calculated for the field of study, is defined by the recommended number of credits that represents the field of study in the combination, or is determined in the programme. The credits received during studies in programmes including the lifelong learning programmes held at MU are included into all concurrently studied programmes.

For the purposes of these Rules, courses and groups of courses that are parts of the programmes held at MU, at the MU faculties or at other institutions of higher education, are classified as required, selective, or elective. Required courses are those whose completion as well as the prescribed manner of completion is mandatory. Selective courses are those included in a required group of courses. Required groups of courses are sets of courses from which it is mandatory to complete a certain number of them, including the prescribed manner of completion, or a minimum number of credits. Other courses are elective in relation to the study.

For the purposes of study credit value, only credits for courses the content of which is not identical or substantially overlapping may be recognized. For particular elective courses for which the content of study activities is substantially different each time the course is offered, the Dean of the faculty holding the programme may allow repeating the course more than once during the period of studies, and the accumulation of credits thus acquired.

Completion of a course means meeting its requirements in a manner of the following:

  • course-unit credit,
  • colloquium,
  • examination,
  • graded course-unit credit.
  • The due dates of completion of courses are made public by the Examiner or the examination board Chairperson or another academic staff member appointed by the Dean in IS MU at least two weeks prior to the beginning of examination period. The number of dates of course completion must comply the type and form of course completion, number of enrolled students and course characteristic resulting from the requirements for course completion.

    Example of study plan

    1. year

    Autumn semester 30 credits

    Mandatory courses:

    • Design of Digital Systems II
    • Introduction to hardware description languages
    Choice from the blocks of courses:
    • Calculus
    • Software Engineering II
    Free Choice:
    • Introduction to the C language
    • Digital Photography
    • Seminar on Complex Systems

    Spring semester 30 credits

    Mandatory courses:
    • Electronics
    • Real Time Systems
    • Architecture of Digital Systems II
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Project of Designing Digital Systems
    Choice from the blocks of courses:
    • Statistics I
    Free Choice:
    • UNIX

    2. year

    Autumn semester 30 credits

    Mandatory courses:

    • Practical electronics
    • Digital Systems Diagnostics II
    Choice from the blocks of courses:
    • Computational Logic
    • Algebra I
    Free Choice:
    • Seminar on Informatics
    • Digital Image Processing
    • Communication Systems Basics
    Spring semester 30 credits

    Mandatory courses:

    • Formal Verification Methods
    • Efficient Use of Database Systems
    • Diploma Thesis
    Free Choice:
    • English II - seminar


    Autumn semester

    Choice from the blocks of courses:

    • Net-Centric Computing I
    Free Choice:
    • Information Society
    • Visual creativity informatics
    • Computer Music I
    • Animation and Visualization I
    Spring semester

    Choice from the blocks of courses:

    • Algorithms and data structures II
    • Numerical Methods I
    International qualifications which are equivalent to International Baccalaureate or A level qualification (for Bachelor’s programme), Bachelor’s degree certificate (for Master’s Programme) - the University requires all students to provide proof of qualifications (certified copy of the diploma by the authorised university office or by a notary public official) accompanied by the final transcript of records. Diplomas and final transcripts of records whose original language is not English or Czech should be accompanied by an official English language translation, stamped and signed by a translating company or an authorised university office; English language qualifications - you are required to have a sufficient command of English language to enable you to follow the course without linguistic difficulties. To prove your proficiency in English we ask for one of the following: TOEFL – 550 for paper-based, 213 for computer-based, or 79 for Internet-based tests; Cambridge IELTS written version - 6.5, CAE - B grade, CPE - C grade; or other internationally recognized certificates. (This doesn’t apply to native speakers and holders of a prior degree taught in English). Please note that not every Faculty/Programme accepts all these test score.You may be asked to demonstrate your English proficiency in a telephone interview. Curriculum Vitae - a summary of education, relevant job experience, skills etc. Statement of purpose - document outlining the applicant's intellectual history and presenting his/her motivation in applying to the certain programme. Recommendation letter – you may also be required to provide the reference from your university teacher. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79


    Accreditation: 2009/07/16 – 2018/11/1
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