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New Erasmus Mundus Programme

New Erasmus Mundus Programme

The new European Master's Course in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) is a two-year programme designed to educate Bachelor graduates from Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, as well as graduates from related disciplines, to become experts in the field of Embedded Computing Systems.

The language of instruction is English, and all students following the programme will be trained in three major areas:

  • Hardware Architectures of Embedded Systems
  • System-on-Chip Design
  • System Software

The three institutions participating are:

EMECS is an Erasmus Mundus Programme, and it can be pursued at any two of the three participating institutions. Students will earn 50% of the credits at each institution, leading to a joint degree from the respective institutions. Annually five students will be accepted at each of the three universities. Only one year will be spent at each university.

From our department Professor Lasse Natvig and Associated Professor Gunnar Tufte will be teaching the Erasmus Mundus students. Three departments at the Faculty of Information Technology Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME) are involved in the EMECS programme; the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, and our department - the Department of Computer and Information Science. Professor Einar Johan Aas is the co-ordinator for the programme at NTNU.

The TDT4260 Computer Architecture course will be taught in English from the spring of 2011. The first EMECS students arrive at NTNU in the autumn of 2010. The deadline for applying to the EMECS programme of study is 15th of January, 2010.

Trondheim based firms like ARM, ATMEL, and Nordic Semiconductor have offered to sponsor NTNU with hardware and equipment, since students educated in embedded systems are of great interest.

Details about programme can be found at the Erasmus Mundus web page for EMECS.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 11.12.2009     
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