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What will I learn?

Overview

Embedded systems are computing devices that perform dedicated functions or are designed for use with specific embedded software applications.

Embedded systems engineering is a discipline which designs and implements hardware and software of embedded systems. They are crucial to mobile communications, Internet of things (IoT), household robots and video game consoles, to name a few. Engineers capable of designing and implementing embedded systems and devices for such applications are in demand all over the world.

This accredited course* will provide you with the opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in embedded systems engineering, including embedded systems programming, embedded operating systems, and embedded hardware engineering as well as advanced electronics including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) based digital system design, image and signal processing, digital communications, wireless intelligent systems, and robotics.

You’ll have access to modern facilities, as well as an annual programme of inspiring lectures on contemporary engineering and computing topics presented by the IET and British Computer Society (BCS) at no extra cost subject to availablity

Work placement option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement', which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects.

Course information

The course is designed for graduates with an electronics and computing background. It provides a leading edge MSc degree education in embedded systems engineering.

The technical focus of the course concentrates on a combination of advanced electronics including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) based digital system design, image and signal processing, digital communications, wireless intelligent systems, and robotics as well as the subject specific knowledge in embedded systems including embedded systems programming, embedded operating systems, and embedded hardware engineering.

An emphasis on applied technical work will strengthen the engineering development skills of students from an academic background. Such work will provide the demonstrable expertise necessary to help secure professional level employment in related industries.

Career prospects

Embedded systems are now ever-present in all aspects of technological life – in industries as diverse as automotive, biotechnology, fixed and mobile communications, information technology, industrial electronics process control, security and computer technology.

There is a high demand for highly trained professionals to develop such systems or work or in the vast number of industries that employ these technologies.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,900.00 (18,48,145) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Coventry University

Priory Street,

Coventry,

Warwickshire,

CV1 5FB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS score of 6.5 overall or equivalent.

For international students

An applicant for the course will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following: a minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as electronic engineering or physics. A lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level.Satisfactory independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate in a relevant area (such as the engineering sector), which would lead to gaining benefit from the course. This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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