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Automotive Embedded Systems

Nowadays there is an evident evolution in the automotive sector towards vehicles that make an exhaustive use of electronic and communications technologies. Vehicles with all kinds of sensors and actuators (temperature, proximity, cameras, driving assistance, parking, ...), long and short range communications technologies (4G, 5G, RFID/NFC, WiFi, ...) and its associated services (Internet access, infotainment, teleoperation, ...) make driving more comfortable, reliable and safe. To provide vehicles with all these new functionalities, there are many companies, both national and international, which focus their efforts on the production of systems that allow vehicle factories to be at the vanguard in the market. These companies are currently an attractive destination for telecommunications and computer engineers with special interest in the development and programming of embedded systems.

This subject arises from the need to offer a first specialization for engineers who wish to guide their professional career towards the contribution in the development of these electronic communication systems. It has been designed in collaboration between research groups from different departments of the UPC and working groups of leading companies in the electronics sector for the automotive industry. Its contents include aspects related to embedded software development, real-time operating systems, communication buses and reference architectures. In addition, the processes related to the evaluation, verification, validation and functional safety of the developed software are studied. As a result, an interesting preliminary training is offered that allows graduates to enter with guaranteed success in this exciting industry.

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Academic requirements

Automotive Embedded Systems is an optative subject aimed at Master (MET, MEE, MIRI, MEI) students and last year grade students. The course is 5-ECTS for Master students, and up to 6 Universitary Extension ECTS for bachelor's degree students.



There is the possibility of obtaining a grant for this course from Ficosa. The scholarship consists of the payment of the course credits. In order to apply for the grant, you have to attach the following documentation to your pre-enrolment aplication:

Teaching Team

The course will be given by professors from:


In order to apply for this course you have to send the pre-enrolment form to its coordinator Luis J. de la Cruz Llopis, luis.delacruz@upc.edu. Also remember that if you want to apply for the FICOSA grants you must send the required documents attached to that e-mail in addition of the pre-enrolment form.

Pre-enrolment form: HERE you can download the pre-enrolment form, that you must fill in and send to the course coordinator. Once the form is filled in, you must save it as Name_Surname_AES_Form.doc (replace Name and Surname with your own Name and Surname).

Remember that you must send your application before the 4th of January 2018.