Smart Systems Integration (Erasmus Mundus)

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


The MSc in Smart Systems Integration (SSI) is being offered by a consortium consisting of three reputable European institutions: Heriot-Watt University in Scotland (HW), Vestfold University College in Norway (HiVe) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary (BME). Together we are introducing this new two-year Joint International Master programme.

SSI has been developed to meet the present and future needs in manpower from the increasingly industry relevant area of MicroSystems Technology (MST). Smart Systems are defined as self-sufficient intelligent sub-systems with advanced functionality, enabled by underlying micro-nano-and bio-systems and components.

Semester 1 (Heriot Watt): Sensors and actuators; Fundamentals of smart systems integration; Advanced packaging and integration; Language and culture.

Semester 2 (Vestfold University): measurements and characterisation; Manufacturing processes for smart systems; Micro and nano biological systems; Language and culture.

Semester 3 (Budapest University): System level design; Complex design; IC and MEMS co-design and design laboratory; Language and culture.

Semester 4 (Research and training): MSc project.

Entry Requirements

First degree (outstanding achievement) which should be in either electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline. The candidate will have to justify an equivalent of B in the European standard (corresponding to a minimum of 2.1 honours in the United Kingdom).

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


School of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy