Any worth and reputed University for Masters in Embedded System Design??

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Hi Guys,

I have a special interest in Embedded System Design. I am looking for
a Master level course that has main focus on the Embedded System
Design. I put enough effort to find out a good and reputed University
or Institute that offers Masters in Embedded System Design around the
globe anywhere, but with not much of results.

Only got one in Singapore, National University of Singapore, which has
a department called Design Technology Institute, which offers 2-years
course of this kind. This course has been started recently in 2002. So
not a single batch is out yet. I have no idea how good and worth it is
attending and how good they execute the course there?

Anybody reading this has any idea for any other University or
Institute that offers this kind of course around the globe? OR Does
anybody know how good the course of NUS (National University of
Singapore) is?

Thanks for reading this till bottom. And lot more thanks in advance if
you can post a reply to this.

Warmly,
Bhavesh.

Re: Any worth and reputed University for Masters in Embedded System Design??
Hello. In my search for MS degree with emphasis on Embedded Systems
last year, I found several Universities that offer this concentration.
Your best bet is UC-Irvine ICS dept, they have MS in Embedded Systems
and is the leader in publishing papers on Embedded Systems. Another
University is Texas A&M College Station (CS dept has E.S. research
group). As you mentioned, NUS as well as NTU (Singapore Universities)
offer such program. Your best bet is to look at Embedded Systems
journals (for example ACM) and look as to which Universities are
active in submitting papers in this area. Hope that helps.

bhaveshgupta snipped-for-privacy@indiatimes.com (Bhavesh Gupta) wrote in message
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snipped-for-privacy@lycos.com (hoora25) wrote in message
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Thanks a lot for ur response. My observation says that in US they
don't have a specialised MS in Embedded Systems (Except a few like
UC-Irvine ICS -- the count for which may not pass more than finger
tips of one hand :)) One needs to pursue MS in Electrical & Computer
Engineering or either of them individually and select the courses
related to Embedded. Still that doesn't have a full focus onto it.

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I went to ACM journals to have a look over the papers and the
universities from which they have come. But still the same, I mean
most of them didn't have a special deptt. or program for Embedded
System.

Actually I have done my Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation
(too close to electronics  -- but more specific for Control Systems
and controllers). Then I have also done a short term (6 months)
Diploma in Embedded System Design.

After that since last 1.5 years I'm into a job that has not much to do
with designing the microcontroller based system.

My motives behind pursuing this course are:
1) To get to learn intricacies of Embedded Systems and RTOS and
getting to learn to make a beatiful products out of them.
2) To make my prospects better to get into such kind of jobs as here
companies rarely gives this kind of jobs to freshers out of B.S. or
B.E.



Any comments??? Anybody has any idea about how good the course is at
NUS?

Warmly,
Bhavesh.

Re: Any worth and reputed University for Masters in Embedded System Design??
bhaveshgupta snipped-for-privacy@indiatimes.com (Bhavesh Gupta) wrote in message
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It is not clear how much computer science you know. Some random
questions:

- would you be able to evaluate one programming language against
another for a particular task?

- would you be able to choose amongst algorithms for a particlar task
(big Oh etc.); ditto data structures: would you be able to choose an
appropriate data structure for (e.g.) a buffer in a router? Would you
be able to design and implement a linked list implementation;

- ... compilers, interpreters, ...

If you are not well versed in CS, then maybe a well chosen general MSc
in CS will do? Specialise with options and choice of dissertation.

I only half agree with the other poster who suggests forgetting MScs
and that domain knowledge is key. That argument tends to rule out all
MScs.

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See above -- get the intricacies of general CS right first.

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Whatever course you do (avoid real lemons), you can make /you/ stand
out from the crowd by your attitude and choice and hard work on
courswork and dissertation.

Best regards,

Jon C.

Re: Any worth and reputed University for Masters in Embedded System Design??
snipped-for-privacy@ntlworld.com (Jonathan G Campbell) wrote in message
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In my short course of Embedded Systems I learnt basic OS concepts
including semaphores, IPC and other concepts with Linux, RTLinux and
even QNX. Yeah I can evaluate one programming language against
another, but I do well in 'C'.



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Yeah I could implement linked list and can design and analyse sorting,
searching and other algorithms using data structures. But I think
compliers, interpreters are the subjects where I need to learn more.

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Yeah I understand that and very well agree with that.


Thanks and regards,
Bhavesh.

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Forget it. A masters degree is useless in this case. Being a master
also means understanding the customer requirements and come up with
something that finally works. Embedded systems require interfacing
knowledge to many other fields, be that chemistry, physics, electronics,
you name them, whatever the embedded system controls or monitors.
There are vast gaps between the fields  and they cannot be filled
in a degree. Mechanics, chemists, physicists, .., have a language
very different from yours. It takes a long time to talk about the same.
Be prepared to spend a decade or two on this stuff before
considering to call yourself master.

Rene


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