University of Hull

University of Hull

Computer Science (Embedded Systems)

This programme focuses on low-level software development across a range of different hardware platforms, including autonomous devices such as robots, parallel processing units, and distributed computing environments. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest technology in the field, including 3D printers, flying drones, and our own fleet of robots. The course also benefits from our world-class research in this field, including areas of image recognition, robot navigation, and distributed processing. The course is suitable for graduates of computer systems, computer science, electronics, or telecommunications (with software development experience). The standard course lasts twelve months and consists of two trimesters of taught modules, followed by an individual dissertation project during the third trimester. There is an option to take an extra trimester � immediately before the dissertation � gaining industrial experience through a module based in SEED, our software development unit working with commercial clients and software.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in computing or equivalent, or demonstrable suitable computer programming experience; competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: programming and design; real time graphics; embedded systems development (if you haven�t taken this at undergraduate level); simulation and concurrency; robotic systems and artificial intelligence; development project. Optional modules: network security; computer science software development practice � pass/fail module; dissertation (there is the option of taking this module either in trimester 3 or trimester 4, depending on whether you take the industrial experience module). The industrial experience optional 60-credit single trimester module allows students to gain significant commercial experience; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Practical coursework is the main form of assessment, and you will design, build and test software solutions to a variety of problems. This is complemented by written coursework. The largest assessment is the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01482 466850