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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Study programme syllabus for
Associated to: TKELT
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-19 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2019/2020

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

A Digital Design profile and a major in: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Engineering Physics or the equivalent



Mathematics (at least 30cr. including Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations and Transform Theory), Electronic and Computer Fundamentals (including Electric Circuit Theory, Electronics, Digital Fundamentals, Digital System Design using VHDL/Verilog, Computer Organization), Programming and Signals and Systems (including Control and Filter Fundamentals)
Preferable course experience: Electrical Measurements, Semiconductor Devices and Machine-Oriented Programming with C

General organization:


The master's programme in Embedded Electronic System Design is based on the conceive, design, implement and verify (CDIV) concept. The purpose of the programme is to educate engineers that can:

- conceive advanced, complex embedded electronic systems,
- design such systems considering hardware and software components,
- implement and verify such systems using state-of-the-art integrated circuits and design software suites.

The programme provides a deep coverage of the methodologies critical to the CDIV process. Programme graduates will be qualified to work as productive engineers in industrial teams designing and building state-of-the-art embedded electronics products, and to undertake graduate studies leading to a doctorate in the field of electronic systems.


Learning outcome:

After completed studies MPEES graduates should be able to...

- demonstrate knowledge of embedded electronic systems, including the design flow from system to integrated circuit, key software and hardware blocks, and relevant applications
- demonstrate knowledge of design software tools and methodologies, and their respective strengths and weaknesses
- demonstrate knowledge of the technology platforms that represent current best practice

- productively and creatively use industry-grade software tools to design electronic systems
- critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and solve complex problems in the field of embedded electronic systems and to make software/hardware trade-offs
- work in international teams with different engineering competencies to solve complex engineering problems
- collect and integrate knowledge, including critical review of digital sources, to model, simulate, predict and evaluate behavior and events, also with limited or incomplete information
- both orally and in writing present a technical project, using aspects of a presentation such as background, project execution, results, reflections and conclusions

- carry out qualified industrial tasks within given constraints by applying suitable methods, also when in an industrial context technical aspects might be secondary to constraints associated with economical, environmental and ethical issues
- show insights on ethical aspects on research and technical development, and formulate judgments that include reflection on relevant scientific, social or ethical issues
- take on new technical challenges and continually develop her/his competence in order to be able to contribute to technical advancements in embedded electronic systems


Extent: 120.0 c



The master's thesis work usually comprises a 30 credit project dealing with a clearly defined topic within the field of embedded electronic system design. It can be carried out at Chalmers, in industry, at a research institute or at other universities in Sweden or abroad. All thesis projects must be approved by the programme director prior to starting the project. Usually, the master's thesis project is pursued during the fourth semester of the programme, but it can start earlier if the student has passed at least 45 credits of courses from the programme. For students on a five-year Chalmers' programme, the minimum requirement for starting the master's thesis work is 225 (180+45) credits.

For highly qualified students with research ambitions, there is an option to carry out an extended one-year master's thesis project (60 credits) provided a suitable project is available and a qualified supervisor is willing to take on the project. The aim of such research-oriented projects is to produce results good enough for presentation at international conferences or for publication in international journals. Only a limited number of 60-credit projects are available and must be applied for in competition with fellow students. For further information, contact the master's programme director.


Courses valid the academic year 2019/2020:

See study programme


Accredited to the following programmes the accademic year 2019/2020:

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering



The compulsory courses have been defined to provide the student with a fundamental theoretical platform and basic engineering skills in the field of embedded electronic system design. The "three-out-of-eight" compulsory elective option has been defined to provide the student with the option of combining breadth with a certain specialisation. During their second year, students are free to choose 30 credits of elective courses from related master's programmes in, for instance, Communication Engineering (MPCOM), Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering (MPWPS), or Computer Systems and Networks (MPCSN). Courses can also be chosen from the fields of industrial economy and management, entrepreneurship, etc.

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Electrical Engineering are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Electrical Engineering


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