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Master's Programme in Smart Systems Integrated Solutions (SSIs) (Erasmus Mundus)

SSIs is a two-year joint master programme, with full student mobility between Aalto University, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) with leading expertise in the academic fields of Smart Systems and Microsystems Technology.
SSIs is a continuation of the Erasmus Mundus SSI+ programme (2017-2020)

Degree:

Master of Science (Technology)

Application period:

30.9.2020 – 9.1.2021

Language of instruction:

English

Duration:

2 years, full-time

Eligibility:

Relevant Bachelor's degree

Field of study:

Technology and Engineering

Credits:

120 ECTS

Organising school:

School of Electrical Engineering

The application period has closed

Study objectives

Smart Systems Integration is a multi-disciplinary field, which requires contributions from several fields of the traditional engineering disciplines. Emphasis is placed on electrical engineering subjects, with focus on the electrical interfaces, signal processing, sustainable electronics and the design for reliability. Mechanical engineering topics are included to understand the functionality and design of sensors and actuators with the aid of multiphysics modelling, as well the assembly and packaging of devices. Computer engineering contributes to the understanding of data processing and connectivity through the Internet of Things/Everything. Bioengineering topics are crucial for the teaching of biomedical smart systems, and knowledge of chemical engineering topics is considered for the manufacture of micro/ nano systems being essential sub-components of Smart Systems. Finally, system-level design, assembly and integration of these disparate parts of technology will be critical for the successful production of Smart Systems.

The main learning outcomes of SSIs are:

  • Advanced knowledge in microsystems technology, microelectronics, functional and physical integration, coding and their interplay
  • Ability to define, model, and design a Smart System that is intended to solve a given complex practical and theoretical problem
  • Expertise in the state of the art research to push existing frontiers in the field
  • Skills to perform a critical assessment and choice of the required analysing tools, methods, models and calculations
  • Transferable skills, e.g. entrepreneurship, scientific writing, communication, collaboration and leadership in inter-disciplinary, multicultural and international teams.

Unique differentiation of SSIs

The programme offers an innovative, integrated and holistic curriculum with contributions from international and industrial partners and embedded with entrepreneurial, industrial and personal development schemes that are not found in other academic offers, limited by the academic capabilities of the individual institutions. Comparable degree programmes found in other academic offers are instead focusing on selected parts of a microsystem, microelectronics or smart systems technology.

  • The graduates will acquire a fundamental understanding of the fabrication processes currently used in microfabrication, MEMS and IC so that the design tolerances and other practical challenges are considered equally. The degree programme will further train the graduates with specialised knowledge and skills related to the challenges of packaging and system integration of MEMS components, sensors and electronics. Entrepreneurial skills, including knowledge of the market and user requirements as well as product manufacturing is taken care of through formal teaching and industrial talks and visits.

Study contents

The 120 ECTS SSIs MSc Programme is studied over four semesters, the students will spend one semester at each of the three universities. A detailed description of the programme tracks and modules is available in the programme web page.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction in all partner universities is English.

Tuition fees

The participation costs (tuition fees) for self-funding students are:

4,250 Euros per Academic Year (EU Applicants)
8,500 Euros per Academic Year (for non-EU Applicants)

SSIs programme envisages scholarships for applicants from partner countries and from programme countries. All applications will be considered for the Erasmus+ Scholarship award and scholarships are awarded to best ranked applicants. Read more in the programme web page.

 

Admission

The SSIs programme has separate application period and admission procedure. Further information on the admission is available on the programme web page

Application deadline 10 January. Self-funding EU/EEA citizens can apply to the programme until 1 March.

Contact information

General questions about the SSIs programme: see the programme web page.

Questions about SSIs studies in Aalto University: [email protected]

The application period has closed

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