A career in embedded systems involves studying topics related to embedded hardware. Embedded systems are computer systems with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system. By building intelligence mechanisms on top of the hardware, taking advantage of possible existing sensors and the existence of a network of embedded units, one can both optimally manage available resources at the unit and network levels as well as provide augmented functions, well beyond those available. For example, intelligent techniques can be designed to manage power consumption of embedded systems.
They are often related with the microcontrollers and microprocessors. Many day-to-day devices like MP3 players, digital cameras, etc. use embedded systems to achieve their functionality.
Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.
Students are often involved in the design and programming of electronic chips. Various subjects are:
Specialization topics include:
Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Embedded Systems engineering in the US are $36,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. They are almost the same in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$34000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.