MSc in Computer Science and Engineering
Valid from 1 September 2012
Study Line: Digital Systems
Electronic systems and devices typically contain complex digital hardware. This may be in the form of system-on-chip (SoC), embedded computer-based systems or heterogeneous multiprocessor platforms. Digital systems form the platforms in which hardware and software components are integrated. These systems span a vast range of applications from super-computers to ultra-low-power body-implantable medical devices. The design process of digital systems must therefore address a number of different aspects such as performance, power dissipation, reliability, and price.
The student must follow the requirements for the general curriculum for the MSc in Computer Science and Engineering program but with regard to the technological specialization courses the student must obtain at least 30 ECTS points among the following courses:
02203 Design of Digital Systems (5 ECTS)
02204 Design of Asynchronous Circuits (5 ECTS)
02205 VLSI Design (5 ECTS)
02209 Test of Digital Systems (5 ECTS)
02211 Advanced Computer Architecture (5 ECTS)
02213 Digital Systems Laboratory (5 ECTS)
02217 Design of Arithmetic Processors (5 ECTS)
02220 Distributed Systems (7.5 ECTS)
02223 Fundamentals of Modern Embedded Systems (7.5 ECTS)
02291 System Integration (5 ECTS)
The terminated courses 02206 Design of Integrated Circuits (7.5 ECTS), 02207 Advanced Digital Design Techniques (5 ECTS), 02208 Test of Digital Systems (7.5 ECTS) and 02221 Principles of Distributed Systems (5 ECTS) also count on the study line.
The terminated course 02222 Distributed Systems (10 ECTS) counts as 02221 Distributed Systems (5 ECTS) with respect to the study line.
It is not mandatory to follow a study line on the program and there is no registration in advance but exactly one study line is stated on the diploma if the director of studies is notified before the thesis is handed in.
Please consult the study handbook for more information about deadlines and other rules and regulations.
With respect to the study lines only the course numbers are relevant for courses from 1 September 2006 (for example, the courses might count as general competences instead of technological specialization and the courses might have obsolete titles, but such things do not matter for the required study line points).