This Embedded Systems course offers a natural follow-up to an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronic engineering. It concentrates on the rapidly expanding area of embedded digital systems for communication and control. The course is relevant to industry and offers good preparation for a career in research. It’ll also help you develop a detailed knowledge of the core skills in embedded systems – whilst developing specialist techniques and practices in embedded systems.
On our Embedded Systems course, you’ll work with peers and staff, developing a good level of autonomy and responsibility. You’ll also be able to apply your knowledge to complex applications, critically review existing practice, and develop creative solutions in the field.
Our MSc Embedded Systems degree equips you with the highly sought after skills required to design embedded systems in all sectors of the economy. This one year course includes hardware design and verification, real time computing, embedded processors, architectures and the extensive practical use of cutting-edge and industry-standard tools and methods.
This program allows you to develop a thorough understanding of the embedded system design process, from concept to implementation and testing.
It also provides you with a strong hardware design skills and software development knowledge backed with applications-led modules.
Embedded systems are electronic systems specifically built for a particular task. The applications of these can be found in all sectors of the economy: consumer electronics, car industry, media and process industries and also banking and commerce.
The rapid growth of tools, techniques and application in this area has led to a significant skills shortage, particularly for engineers who have both hardware and software skills.
This course will equip you with the key skills required to design embedded systems. This includes hardware design and verification, real time computing, embedded processors, architectures and the extensive practical use of cutting-edge and industry-standard tools and methods.
You will be taken through the embedded system design process, from concept to implementation and testing.
This programme provides an excellent platform for further research in either industry or academia.
Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, Arm, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name but a few. Visit our careers hub for more information.
Typical careers may include:
Through an extensive blend of networks, mentors, societies and our on-campus startup incubator, we also support aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build their professional enterprise skills. Discover more about enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
This advanced course delivers an understanding of Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ES-IoT) and their enabling technologies. It is industrially focused, tailored to the demands of companies that design and manufacture mobile electronic equipment which interfaces with wireless networks and applications.
Our Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ES-IoT) MSc is a unique blend of five fields of knowledge which work well together:
You will enjoy a strong emphasis on project work and self-directed learning to develop specialist knowledge in your areas of interest.
The course is delivered by the School of Engineering, combining leading research and teaching expertise in mobile communications and distributed computing. It is taught by experienced academic staff also involved in internationally recognised research work, reflected in hundreds of published papers. You are personally supervised by a staff member during your individual project which is one third of the course.
The School of Engineering has large, modern teaching laboratories providing superb learning opportunities for you, the next generation of technology and computing specialists.
The huge growth of processing power, now available in small power-efficient packages, has fuelled the digital revolution, which has touched all sectors of the economy. This practically orientated, advanced course in the area of electronics design and applications provides a strong digital technology core backed with applications-led modules.
You’ll study applications as diverse as medical and electronics, e-health, intelligent building design, automotive electronics, retail and commerce to prepare you for a range of careers in industry, where the skills you gain will be in high demand. A substantial element of practical work will give you confidence with software and digital hardware implementations using microcontrollers, FPGA, DSP devices and general system-on-chip methodology.
You’ll be taught by experts informed by their own world-leading research, and you’ll have access to world-class facilities to prepare for a career in a fast-changing industry.
Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you’ll learn from leading researchers in specialist facilities . These include our Keysight Technologies wireless communications lab, as well as labs for embedded systems, power electronics and drives, ultrasound and bioelectronics.
There’s also a Terahertz photonics lab, class 100 semiconductor cleanroom, traffic generators and analysers, FPGA development tools, sensor network test beds. We have facilities for electron-beam lithography and ceramic circuit fabrication – and a III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy facility.