The master programme, offered by CENIT@EA, imparts theoretical scientific background knowledge, as well as practical methods, techniques, and tools that equip the engineer to deal with software development for embedded systems issues. The master's “Embedded and Mobile Systems” (EMoS) has a duration of four semesters. The programme covers 180 credits in total, with one credit equalling ten hours of workload. The EMoS master is structured in modules and prepare the students for their professional life by including different practical projects that address the local and regional developmental needs and challenges. All 25 CENIT@EA classes are delivered in modular form. A module is construed as a compilation of course materials that enable acquisition of independent and self-contained competences within a particular duration.
A course constitutes one or several modules. The multilateral team of academicians and professionals are involved establishing the proposed CENIT@EA to produce competitive, qualified graduates in knowledge, research experience, and application of skills through internships in industry. The internship provides a practical experience to students in Embedded and Mobile systems through the design and execution of projects to address challenges at industries in East Africa. A student in a master’s programme at NM-AIST is required to earn at least 180 credits by coursework and dissertation; made up of core (common, programme and specialty core), and elective modules, graduate seminars as well as research work. With approval of the respective departments, a candidate is able to take more modules to enhance his/her research performance. Core modules are those that a student must course in order to complete the degree programme, while elective modules are those that students select from amongst a list of recommended modules. Those may include modules from other degree programmes.