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 Master of Science in Engineering in EMBEDDED SYSTEMS (EMBS) 

The newly emerging discipline of embedded systems lies at the intersection of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.


The Master of Science in Engineering in Embedded Systems (EMBS) is offered jointly by the Departments of Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Systems Engineering within the School of  Engineering.

This innovative and unique degree program will train students in the fundamentals of embedded systems design and implementation.  The EMBS degree program is integrated with the PRECISE Center for Research in Embedded Systems & Integrated Systems -

The program is ideally suited for students with either computer science or electrical engineering academic background who wish to pursue industrial jobs in automotive, aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics, as well as for practicing engineers in the embedded systems industry who want to gain knowledge in state-of-the-art tools and theories.

The core topics span embedded control, real-time operating systems, model-based design and verification, and implementation of embedded systems.  Students enroll in a total of ten courses to complete the EMBS. program.

Click here for more information about the curriculum.

Click here for information about applying to the EMBS graduate program.

Click here for the EMBS brochure.

Click here for the PRECISE center brochure.

Message from the EMBS Director:

The EMBS program is a new program and there is no history of students graduating with this degree, recent Penn Masters graduates with an interest in embedded systems have joined the following companies: Analog Devices, Boeing, Ericsson, General Motors, Honda, Honeywell, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, Reliance Industries, Samsung, Siemens, and Toyota.

We would like to emphasize that EMBS program is suitable for students who are interested in technical careers in embedded systems industry (automotive, avionics, consumer electronics, medical devices, defense, as the list above suggests). Students interested in more general computer science education should consider our CIS-MSE program (suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in computer science) or MCIT program (suitable for students without a degree in computer science)

Due to the sequence of course offerings for the EMBS program, candidates should not apply for Spring admission. 

Professor Rajeev Alur

Compilation of Embedded Systems Projects:

Electric Vehicles:

Energy-efficient Buildings (ESE519):

Medical Devices:


Click here to access a list of current graduate students.





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