M.Sc. Embedded Systems

University of Essex

Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,500 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 13,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

Embedded system technology is underlying the ever more capable electronic and computing systems that we use in our daily lives, ranging from cars and mobile telephones to washing machines and aeroplanes. This major growth area has a large and increasing industry demand for engineers and computer scientists who possess in-depth expertise in embedded systems, so our course equips you with the advanced knowledge and skills to work in all aspects of this area.

Our MSc Embedded Systems means you develop practical skills in the design, programming and interfacing of embedded processors, as well as an understanding of current applications, technological trends and their potential impact on systems of the future. We have an international reputation for research in this field, so maintain well equipped laboratories through our links with industrial partners. This enables us to offer you instruction in a wide range of topics including (but not restricted to) hardware/software co-design, task oriented programming, systems integration, middleware, networking, human computer interfaces, embedded agents, and the embedded internet.

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A Masters course is an academically rigorous programme during which you explore your subject in depth, reaching a high level of specialist knowledge. You draw on knowledge and skills from your undergraduate study or your professional life to produce work of a high academic standard, informed by current thinking and debate.
A Masters course lasts for twelve months (full-time), starting in October, and consists of taught modules during your autumn and spring terms, and normally a research-based dissertation or other project-based work submitted in September. Your balance of modules and research varies according to the subject but, typically, your research counts for 60 credits and there are 120 credits of modules, varying from 10 to 40 credits each. (If you are from the EU, then our Masters courses are regarded as second-cycle qualifications under the Bologna Declaration and consist of 90 ECTS credits).
Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

Modules
Core modules
Msc Project And Dissertation

Compulsory modules
Advanced Embedded Systems Design
Digital Signal Processing
Group Project
Professional Practice And Research Methodology
Programming Embedded Systems

Optional modules
Creating And Growing A New Business Venture
Electronic System Design & Integration
High Level Logic Design
Intelligent Systems And Robotics
Ip Networking And Applications

Core modules must be taken and passed.
Core with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken and passed.
Compulsory modules must be taken.
Compulsory with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken.
Optional modules are selected from course specific lists.

Requirements

Upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area.

IELTS 6.0.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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