Smart systems are devices that collect information over sensors, make independent decisions based upon this information, then act upon it in a suitable manner. Security aspects, reliability, miniaturisation, energy consumption and intelligent data processing, all play a critical role. To find successful solutions, it is therefore necessary to consider the smart system and its environment as a whole (systems strategy). Early developments were systems which make independent decisions regarding maintenance, networks which independently select communication modes, and intelligent reactions to sensor data, such as automatic windscreen wiper control and dimming mechanisms in the automotive sector.

The Smart Systems degree programme equips students with the knowledge and skills required in this interdisciplinary field, with specialisations offered in computer science, electrical engineering and physical technology. To successfully conceive, design, simulate, programme, produce, test and maintain smart systems, a solid grounding in several of the areas involved is essential. Successful solutions depend on applying the correct strategies in any given area of expertise.

This graduate programme was conceived especially for students with degrees in Electrical Engineering or in Computer Engineering or another degree with a mechanical orientation. It is also suitable for foreign students with an undergraduate degree. For this reason, the majority of courses are conducted in English. After successfully completing two semesters of study and an additional thesis semester, graduates will be awarded an MSc degree in Smart Systems which is recognized internationally. Due to the rapid globalization in all business sectors, this qualification offers graduates broad career opportunities.