University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Embedded Systems

The applications of embedded systems can be found in all sectors of the economy: consumer electronics, car industry, media and process industries and also banking and commerce. This programme will equip you with the key skills required to design embedded systems. This includes hardware design and verification, real time computing, embedded processors with extensive practical use of cutting-edge and industry-standard tools and methods. You will be taken through the embedded system design process, from concept to implementation and testing.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline (e.g. mathematics, engineering, computer science). English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one: Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems; Digital System Design; System on Chip Design Techniques; Digital Coding and Transmission; Signal Processing
Semester two: Project Preparation, Embedded
Processors; Formal Design of Systems; Personal Multimedia Communications; Advanced Systems and Signal Processing; Cryptography
Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500