About the course
This programme will enable you to develop strong design skills for the seamless integration of software and hardware subsystems and the emphasis will be on software-hardware co-design methodologies. These design skills will be developed by studying a range of specialist processor architectures and acceleration mechanisms. You will be taught by experienced research and teaching staff with expertise in this field and you will be learning about the latest theories, techniques and technologies. You will need an understanding of both generic and domain-specific research techniques, and the ability to apply them in your own work.
A module in research methods enables you to develop these techniques, moving from generic skills, such as the design and evaluation of experiments, to focus on the specific skills that you will need for your own project. An important outcome of the module is a well-structured report augmented by the use of appropriate artefacts and media, presenting your proposals for your specialist project. In the first two semesters of the programme you take modules exploring a variety of current research topics in electronics and you may also choose elective modules to gain an up-to-date perspective on other fields within the discipline. You will be guided in your choices to ensure the integrity of the specialist programme you study.
At the end of the programme, you complete a project which enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and concepts that you have learned and your ability to apply them to a substantial piece of development or investigative work.
See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/advanced-digital-systems
Why choose this course?
- The School has over 25 years' experience of teaching electronic engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;
- We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students, including the latest software packages;
- This programme will enable you to develop strong design skills for the seamless integration of software and hardware subsystems.
International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
You will typically be employed in the design and implementation of advanced digital systems and networks in the communication and control industries. Within your area of expertise, you will be making independent design decisions on mission-critical systems.
Our enthusiastic staff is always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. In addition our staff are active in research and useful elements of it are reflected on the learning experience. Learning tools such as StudyNet, unique to the University of Hertfordshire
, are extremely useful for the learning environment of the student.
Accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/advanced-digital-systems#how-to-apply
Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate
A first or second-class Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline. In addition, candidates should have been exposed to relevant material at undergraduate level to sufficient depth to enable them to benefit from their chosen MSc programme.
UK/EU Students: Full time £7,250, Part time £605 per module; International Students: Full time £12,500