Embedded Systems Engineering - MSc (Eng)

University of Leeds    School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Engineering (12)

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Unleash your potential with the Embedded Systems Engineering MSc (Eng) programme at the University of Leeds. Dive into a world where practical electronics design meets cutting-edge applications, preparing you for a career in the ever-evolving field of embedded systems. Gain expertise in digital technology through hands-on experience with microcontrollers, FPGA, DSP devices, and system-on-chip methodology. Tailor your learning with optional modules in areas like medical electronics, data communications, and FPGA design. The programme's core modules focus on digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor systems, culminating in an individual project where you can explore your specific interests. With a 2:1 bachelor's degree in electronic/electrical engineering or a related field, and proficiency in programming languages like C and Java, you're set to embark on a journey towards becoming a sought-after specialist in industries such as communications, automotive, and energy. Join us at Leeds and pave the way for a successful career in embedded systems engineering.

About the course

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. Embedded systems are everywhere – and the demand for specialists in this field is only going to continue to grow.

Our Embedded Systems Engineering MSc course centres around practical work in the area of electronics design and applications alongside applications-led modules which will give you a strong digital technology backup.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) bachelor degree in electronic/electrical engineering, computing or a related subject. Applicants should have high marks in relevant modules such as programming using C, C++, Java or a similar high-level language.


UK: £13,500 (Total)
International: £31,000 (Total)

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Where is University of Leeds

Student Profiles

Dipsetu Dey

Why did you decide to study masters at the University of Leeds?
I definitely wanted to study my master’s in the UK but I wasn’t very sure about the choice of university. I conducted an extensive research on the universities and found the University of Leeds. It was exactly what I needed – a world class university with one of the best engineering faculties in the country. Also, it seemed that my course was tailor-made to suit my requirements. The IET accreditation was an icing on the cake!

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?
The best aspect definitely has to be the positive learning environment of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering where the students are enthusiastic to learn and the professors are also equally enthusiastic to teach. The first aspect that I liked about coming to my course, is all the modules have a wide variety when it comes to the content. We did data communications in the first semester which was about the internal functionality of the internet. Whereas in the second semester we were studying media engineering which was related to image and video Compression – but this is just a small example of the diversity of the modules in my course.

Another good aspect would be that I am getting to learn new things almost every day – PCB design using EAGLE, packet capturing on the internet with the help of Wireshark, Verilog Design using Quartus are a few of them. These are the tools that are used in the industry nowadays, so it’s also productive from the employability point of view.

Read the full case study here - https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/electronic-engineering-masters/dir-record/student-alumni-profiles/3154/dipsetu-dey

Abubakar Aliyu Abba

Graduated in 2020

Abubakar is a lecturer at The Polytechnic Bali in Nigeria. He graduated in 2020 after completing his masters degree programme in Embedded Systems Engineering MSc (Eng) from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Abubakar had always loved working with microcontrollers and microprocessors. He found the field to have a very wide range of applications in the modern era, and spans from biomedical, mechatroics and robotics, automobile, aerospace and much more. Moreover, as a Nigerian, Abubakar believes that Nigeria, as a developing country, needs specialists in the field in order to be self-reliant in modern technology.

To pursue his postgraduate qualification, Abubakar chose the University of Leeds because the university is research-intensive and part of the Russell Group Universities, and was ranked highly amongst competitor universities.

“The best aspect of the course was the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design for system-on-chip module. Even though Covid-19 hindered some of my subject aims, I still found this module to be very interesting and relevant to my chosen field. It provided me with the understanding of the principles of the design of digital signal processing systems for VLSI technologies."

Read more about his experience https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/electronic-engineering-masters/dir-record/student-alumni-profiles/4384/abubakar-aliyu-abba


Our Masters International Excellence Scholarships support international students to fulfil their academic potential and contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our student community.

These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of a tuition fee deduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% tuition fee reduction


be classified as an International student for tuition fee purposes

have applied for 2023/2024 entry for a Masters programme included in the eligible courses section

be a self-funding student

demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a First (hons), based on the criteria used by the School for offer purposes, or equivalent

show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities

demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Application Procedure

Apply now by completing the online form. Please note that you will require your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed. We operate a staged selection process for these scholarships, please see the website for full details.

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