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Master the technology that benefits the people

Embedded Systems and Software

Admission requirements

This graduate specialization is offered to Grenoble INP-Ensimag and Grenoble INP-Phelma students after their last year of bachelor studies.
It is also open to foreign candidates holding a bachelor's degree, as regular students for the two-year curriculum. It leads to the French degree diplôme d'ingénieur Grenoble INP-Ensimag (Master of Science and Engineering).
It is also open to exchange and double-degree students coming from Ensimag's partner universities.

Overview and career opportunities

This master programme targets the professions of software and hardware systems architect, embedded system or real-time system project manager, engineering specialist in design, modeling, integration and validation of embedded systems.
The programme is devoted to the study of the computer systems that have become ubiquitous, from avionics to the objects of everyday life (mobile phones, smart cards, smart buildings, etc.).
The constraints that have to be taken into account for the construction of such systems require that we be able to model and understand the software and the hardware parts together. This is compulsory to be able to master the system-level complexity.
The master program offers advanced courses on the design flow of hardware and software systems; it includes modeling and implementation languages, development methods, usual solutions, and validation methods for embedded systems. It also includes an introduction to control theory and control engineering, needed for the understanding of the interactions between an embedded system and its environment.

Courses taught in English

Each year some courses will be offered in English, the updated information on that offer will be posted on our website.

The End of Studies project

The second semester of the final year of studies is dedicated to this project (30 ECTS credits), which can be performed either in a research laboratory or in companies.
Through this final project, the student, as a full-time member of a working team, is given the opportunity of making the synthesis of the knowledge he acquired, and of showing his ability to put it into practice in a professional context. The student carries out a full-scale project. The results are described in a project report that is defended in front of a committee made up of professionals and Ensimag Faculty.

Application procedure and deadlines

Join us!
  • As a regular student following the 3 year curriculum
    Web-based application
    Deadline: early June, with notification of  results  in early July
  • As an exchange student coming for one or two semesters
    You university must have signed an exchange agreement with Grenoble INP-Ensimag
  • As a double-degree student (in the framework of double-degree bilateral agreements)
  • As a research intern in a research laboratory
    • Exchange student application form
    • May 31 for an arrival in September (first semester)
    • November 15 for an arrival in February (our second semester)
    • at least three months before arrival for internships.

Written by Patrice Uvietta

Date of update May 23, 2013

Université de Grenoble