Embedded system technology underlies 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, and our course equips you with the advanced knowledge and skills to work in all aspects of this area.
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:
Embedded agents and the embedded internet
We are ranked Top 10 in the UK in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with more than two-thirds of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent (REF 2014).
This course is also available on a part-time basis.
This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).This accreditation is increasingly sought by employers, and provides the first stage towards eventual professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Postgraduate study is the chance to take your education to the next level. The combination of compulsory and optional modules means our courses help you develop extensive knowledge in your chosen discipline, whilst providing plenty of freedom to pursue your own interests. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.
For many of our courses you’ll have a wide range of optional modules to choose from – those listed in this example structure are, in many instances, just a selection of those available. Our Programme Specification gives more detail about the structure available to our current postgraduate students, including details of all optional modules.
MSc Project and Dissertation
Advanced Embedded Systems Design
Digital Signal Processing
Professional Practice and Research Methodology
Programming Embedded Systems
Constraint Satisfaction for Decision Making (optional)
Creating and Growing a New Business Venture (optional)
Electronic System Design & Integration (optional)
High Level Logic Design (optional)
Intelligent Systems and Robotics (optional)
IP Networking and Applications (optional)
Courses provide a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the theory, methods and applications of computer science
Core components combined with optional modules, to enable you to gain either in-depth specialisation or a breadth of understanding
Our postgraduates are encouraged to attend conferences and seminars, as well as engage with the wider research community
Courses are assessed on the results of your written examinations, together with continual assessments of your practical work and coursework
Your research project allows you to focus in depth on your chosen topic from April
Close supervision by faculty staff
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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A degree with an overall high 2:2.
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