EIT Digital, the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization, has launched three new courses on the online education platform Coursera. The courses are: Embedded Hardware and Operating Systems, Automata and Behavioral Equivalences, and Architecting Smart Internet of Thing-Devices.

EIT Digital’s three new online courses are part of the Internet of Things through Embedded Systems program, explains Martijn Klabbers, Online Education Activity Lead at EIT Digital and Project Developer and Manager at Eindhoven University of Technology. “These courses provide students with the cutting edge knowledge on Internet of Things and Embedded Systems. If you can complete these courses you have the capacity to become a Master in Embedded Systems. Generally, such a Master degree gives you access to world-renowned companies like ASML, NXP, Philips, Siemens, Nokia, etc.”


The program started on August 18th and after this date, enrollment is repeated every six weeks. The courses are for free. Only if you want to have a certificate the costs are 50 euro per course. Certificates can be asked when applying for the on campus program of EIT Digital.

European universities were actively involved in developing these courses. Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of the partners. Participating in the development of these courses means for TU/e according to Klabbers “the opportunity to demonstrate, and not only tell about, our excellence in education and to improve our reputation.”

Klabbers says that EIT Digital’s online education portfolio can be used as part of blended education settings, in both Master and Doctorate programs, and for professionals it is also a way to update their knowledge. Blended learning means that courses are given online and in classrooms. This way of learning is used in the EIT Digital’s Master School, where students can achieve a double degree master with an EIT Digital label.

EIT Digital expects to launch more courses on Coursera in the near future. Current EIT Digital offered courses on Coursera can be found here.