University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Embedded Systems

Applicants 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. 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.

Entry requirements

At least a lower 2nd class Honours degree in computing, electrical engineering or electronic engineering from a university of high international standing.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Introductory Module for computing 1; advanced digital design 1; small embedded systems 2; embedded digital signal processing 2; individual project 3. Cross programme options (take 1 of the following): Computer and communications networks 2; advanced interactive 3D environments for virtual reality and serious games 2; automatic spoken language processing 2; image analysis and interpretation 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of written examination and course work.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005