|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
Embedded systems are central to the technological world in which we live. On this programme you will learn about the theory and techniques that provide ever more sophisticated services; especially where aspects of digital electronics, communications engineering, computing and power systems meet. You will be equipped to work in the electronics industry developing novel solutions to provide new services, reduce costs and ensure reliability. In addition to the standard MSc programme, we offer a with Industrial Studies option that includes an industrial placement module
Embedded systems are central to the technological world in which we live and can be found in traction controllers, power generation and personal audio systems. These systems require high performance embedded electronics to support their operation and their design involves specialised hardware and software and system level integration.
You will learn about the theory and techniques that provide ever more sophisticated services; especially where aspects of digital electronics, communications engineering, computing and power systems meet. Graduates from this programme can expect to find employment in the electronics industry developing novel solutions to provide new services, reduce costs and ensure reliability.
You will be helped to understand how to interpret requirements and component specifications, to produce functionally effective and cost effective design solutions. You will be shown how to make decisions on the basis of incomplete information and to understand strategies for evaluating designs through a combination of group and individual exercises.
There is a wide range of topics from embedded systems, communications engineering, spoken language processing, image analysis and interpretation and advanced Interactive 3D environments for virtual realty and serious games, from which you may choose. The topics available will enable you to understand how to design and build sophisticated electronic control systems, such as those found in mp3 players, computer peripherals, light rail systems, energy generation systems and digital networks.
Examples of employers
Aero Engine Controls
Jaguar Land Rover
Ministry of Defence
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Ernst and Young
Examples of occupations
Communications (Electronic) Engineer – Officer
Junior Business Analyst
Further study – examples of courses
MSc Project Management
MSc Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering
MSc Electronic and Computer Engineering
MSc Physics and Technology
Postgraduate Certificate in Education – teaching