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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2

Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2015-02-19 by Dean of Education

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 Science and 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, Basic Programming, Signals and Systems (including Control and Filter fundamentals)
Preferable course experience: Advanced computer organization, Electrical measurements, Semiconductor devices or Microelectronics and Programming (C/C++)

General organization:


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

  • conceive complex embedded system specifications,
  • design such systems at the electronic system level,
  • implement and verify such systems using state-of-the-art integrated circuit and packaging technologies and electronic design automation tools.
The program provides a deep coverage of the methodologies critical to the CDIV process. Program graduates will be qualified to work as productive engineers in industrial teams designing and building state-of-the-art electronics products, and to undertake graduate studies leading to a doctorate in the field of electronic system design.


Learning outcome:

After completed studies MPEES graduates are

  • proficient in the basic trade of conceiving, designing, implementing, and verifying complex embedded electronic systems; a trade ranging from software to hardware, from embedded systems to integrated circuits.
  • proficient in the use of various state-of-the-art Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools used in industry
  • aware of the fundamental limitations of both the design tools and methodologies, and the technology platforms that represent current best practice
  • able to take on new technical challenges and to generate technical advancements in embedded electronic system design
  • able to 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 economy, environmental and ethical issues
  • able to critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and solve complex problems in the field of embedded electronic system design and to make software/hardware trade-offs
  • able to critically and systematically integrate knowledge to model, simulate, predict and evaluate behavior and events, also with limited or incomplete information
  • able to clearly and unambiguously communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these conclusions
  • able to work in teams with different engineering competencies for solving complex engineering tasks

  • show ability to formulate judgments that include reflection on relevant scientific, social or ethical issues; and to show insights on ethical aspects on research and technical development


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 program director prior to starting the project. Usually, the master's thesis project is pursued during the fourth term of the program, but it can start earlier if the student has passed at least 45 credits of courses from the program. For students on a five-year Chalmers' program, 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 an examiner is willing to supervise 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 please contact the master's program director.


Courses valid the academic year 2015/2016:

See study programme



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-six compulsory elective" option has been defined to provide the student with the option of combining breadth with a certain specialization. During their first year, students are recommended to follow one of the following three elective profiles: System Design, Computer Systems, or Electronics Production.

The following courses are recommended for these profiles:
System Design: Mixed-signal system design, Real-time systems, Energy-aware computing, Advanced topics in electronic system design.
Computer Systems: Computer architecture, Parallel computer organization and design, Compiler construction, Fault-tolerant computer systems.
Electronics Production: Introduction to microsystems packaging, Fundamentals of photonics, Laser engineering, Optoelectronics, Microsystems technology.

During their second year, students are free to choose 30 credits of elective courses from related master's programs 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 system of qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science. The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Electrical Engineering are stated in the degree diploma. Any specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Electrical Engineering


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