Embedded Systems Engineering


The Official Masters Degree in "Embedded Systems Engineering" (MOISE) has come about due to the collaboration of: the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology of the Faculty of Information Technology ; and the Polytechnic University College of Donostia-San Sebastian. The Masters forms part of the Postgraduate Information and Communications Technology Programme of the University of the Basque Country (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea).

The Masters counts with the collaboration of a number of institutions and companies (G.A.I.A., Ikusi, Ikerlan, Grupo Jema, Traintic, ULMA Embedded Solutions, Fagor, Fatronik, General Electric)

An embedded system is a system designed using hardware and software components in one single module for an application. It thus aims to achieve high performance and great flexibility at relatively low costs and moderate consumption. As it is the latest in information technology this type of system is used in many areas: mobile communications or specific control systems (home, automotive, aviation). This type of system usually has to confront real-time problems; in other words, it is often not sufficient that the actions are performed correctly, but they also have to be executed within a set time period.

A large part of the effort in RDI in the area of embedded systems is performed in the industries of the aforementioned areas (mobile telephones, electro-domestic, automotive, railways, aeroplanes, etc.) in order to meet their specific requirements in a market with exponential growth.

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Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).