Master’s Programme

Nowadays, traditionally hardware-dominated product domains are increasingly turning into software-dominated ones. Many of the companies and organizations in these transitional domains mostly employ traditional engineers without solid education and training in software engineering. Representatives in the industry have expressed great demand for such a program to re-train the existing professional engineering work force in embedded and mobile systems. The program, offered by CENIT@EA, shall impart 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 programme “Embedded and Mobile Systems” (EMoS) will have a duration of four semesters. The program will cover 180 credits in total, with one credit equalling ten hours of workload. The EMoS Master will be structured in modules and will 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 will be 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 may constitute one or several modules. The multilateral team of academicians and professionals will be involved to establish the proposed CENIT@EA to produce competitive, qualified graduates in knowledge, research experience, and application of skills through internships in industry. Internships will provide 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 will be 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 may take more modules to enhance his/her research performance. Core modules are those that a student must study 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.

The multilateral team of academicians and professionals will be involved to establish the proposed CENIT@EA to produce competitive, qualified graduates in knowledge, research experience, and application of skills through internships in industry. Internships will provide practical experience to students in the EMoS master's, all the way from the design to the execution of a project to address challenges at industries in East Africa.

A student in a Master’s programme at NM-AIST will be required to earn at least 180 credits made up of core (common, programme and specialty core), and elective modules, graduate seminars as well as research work. With approval of respective department, a candidate may take more modules to enhance his/her research performance. Core modules are those that a student must study in order to complete the degree programme while elective modules are those that students select from a list of recommended modules. Those may include modules from other degree programmes.