University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The MSc in Electronics with Embedded Systems aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced level of understanding in the design of real'time embedded systems for time'critical, power sensitive applications. Practical skillset development is emphasized throughout the course. Students will be taught the theory, protocol and the efficient use of both analogue and digital interfaces and sensor devices together with the principles of and use of Real'Time'Operating'Systems (RTOS). A key focus of the course will be in the implementation of power aware sustainable solutions, the course will provide an in'depth discussion of the underlying power management hardware sub'systems within modern MCUs and will show and use software techniques that will exploit these to reduce power consumption. Broader consideration of embedded system design will be examined. In particular, the design process, risk assessment, product life'cycle, software life'cycle, safety and regulation will be investigated and used. It is intended that the course will re'focus existing knowledge held by the student in software engineering and hardware engineering and deliver a set of enhanced practical skills that will enable the student to fully participate in this multi'disciplined, fast expanding and dominating engineering sector of embedded systems.

Course Additional Entry

You should have qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree (a minimum Lower second class) from a British university in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer systems engineering, computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of programing, mathematics and/or digital systems. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees