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Master Degree in Embedded Computing Systems

Course Description

The Master of Science in Embedded Computing Systems is jointly offered by the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP) of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa. It is aimed at providing the basic knowledge for approaching complex software design in embedded computing systems using the most modern design methodologies, and integrating specific knowledge in various research areas, including automatic control, signal acquisition and processing, real-time computing, sensors and actuators interfacing, software engineering, formal methods for software verification, distributed systems, computer architectures, and digital electronics.

The organization of teaching courses and laboratories will allow each student to achieve the most suitable and effective working environment. In order to achieve the described goals for high qualification and working environment, the maximum number of admitted students per year is 40.

People graduating in Embedded Computing Systems will have a deep knowledge in the following fields:
• real-time computing systems, scheduling algorithms and resource management;
• microprocessor, multiprocessor and multi-core architectures;
• distributed systems and sensor networks;
• paradigms, models and tools for software design.

Visit the Master Degree in Embedded Computing Systems page on the Scuola Superiore SantAnna website for more details!

Student Profiles

DSU - Student Support Office of the Tuscany Region - No. of awards TBC

DSU aids consist in scholarships lodging grants, free meals at the University canteen, and tuition waiver.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The DSU is a regional agency, which offers the possibility of a special grant based on financial income and merit.

Application Procedure

The annual call for contributions is published around the month of July.
Students have to fill in an online application form and must prove they meet all economic and family requirements.

Further Information



Health insurance coverage for non-EU students - No. of awards TBC

Coverage of the National Health System registration fees

Value of Scholarship(s)

About 300.00 Euros


non-EU students eligible for contributions provided by DSU

Application Procedure

Health coverage will be applied once the non-EU students reach the Master Programme

Further Information


Entry Requirements

- Bachelor degree with a curriculum studiorum fitting the Master Degree Course Regulations (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technologies etc.)- Good knowledge of English language, at least corresponding to an intermediate level (B1 Level in the European Framework for foreign languages).

Last Updated

24 March 2017

Course Fees

Depending on family income and country of provenience. Maximum fees per year: € 2,354.00

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