Advanced Master in Embedded Systems

Advanced Master in Embedded Systems

  • Advanced Master
  • Study field
    Materials Engineering, Systems Engineering
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The Embedded Systems Master Program has been defined to provide the industry with well-trained engineers willing to participate in this challenging environment.


Embedded Systems are an essential aspect of our daily life, in all domains, from transport systems (aeronautics, space, road, rail and sea), to energy sectors and also to communication systems (e.g. smartphones). As part of the AeroSpace Valley, Toulouse has established itself as a strong place for the design of advanced criticial embedded systems. Toulouse has one of the greatest concentrations of Embedded Systems industry in Europe with the major aerospace and equipment manufacturers working either for the aeronautical, space or car industry, including Airbus Group and its subsidiaries, CNES, Continental, Thales.
The Embedded Systems Master Program has been defined to provide the industry with well-trained engineers willing to participate in this challenging environment. The Embedded Systems Master Program is a one-year professional course, designed by the INP-ENSEEIHT and ISAE partners, with the support of the embedded systems industry to prepare students to challenging projects for the aerospace domain.
Aware of the real need for a multidisciplinary approach, the program prepares students with in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the underlying technologies involved in embedded systems. The program focuses on both theoretical and concrete aspects. It aims at:
- developing competencies, both at system-level and function level design for the engineering of Embedded-Systems, based on strong basics of complementary subjects: electronics, computer science, energy conversion and management, automatic control, telecommunications and networks;
- developing the system approach through integrated projects to master specific methods and tools applied to the following domains: aeronautics, space and automobile.
The training for this Master's degree is multidisciplinary. It covers all hardware (electronics, energy), software (computer science, links with network, modeling, analysis and certification) and control issues of Embedded Systems within an integrated system based perspective.

First semester: an academic session of 555 hours of teaching,provided by permanent professors of ISAE and INP-ENSEEIHT and experts from industry bringing current knowledge and experience-Teaching activities include lectures, tutorials, and labs, a multidisciplinary project of one month that aims at integrating the academic session into an industrial case study.
Second semester: students have to conduct a professional thesis in aerospace industry or in laboratory, in France or abroad, supervised by a tutor from the host organisation and from ISAE or INP-ENSEEIHT. Thesis is concluded by the preparation of a report and an oral dissertation in front of jury.

Career opportunities
Embedded Systems offer challenging career opportunities. The Master is designed either for young graduates or experienced engineers, who require a postgraduate program to enhance their technical and management skills. This Master concerns any industrial sectors where embedded systems are used: aeronautics, space, road, rail and sea, energy industry, communication systems, etc. Career opportunities in this area are numerous and are growing in a variety of large and small companies. This Embedded Systems Master qualifies students for employment as designers, developers, research engineers and project managers in design and development of innovative embedded systems.

Course details

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Access condition

Academic requirements
A master's degree, or an equivalent degree in science or engineering, or bachelor degree completed by 3 years of professional experience

Selection and admission
Admission to ISAE's master at:

Selection and admission are made by an admission committee: possible interviews can be organized if necessary

Deadlines for application: several admission committees scheduled from February to July, see schedule on our website:

Language requirements :
TOEFL (Paper-based): 550, or TOEFL (IBT): 79, or TOEIC: 785, or IELTS: 6.5

About School

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Further studies

Computer sciences
Control systems
Embedded systems engineering

Career prospects

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