University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Signal Processing and Machine Intelligence

Digital technology and computing have revolutionised the way we access and enjoy information, whether for business, security, personal use or entertainment. The delivery of multimedia content relies on many layers of sophisticated signal engineering that can process images, video, speech and audio. The programme examines ways in which man-made systems have evolved to extract relevant information from digital data streams. Along with a basis of image and audio processing, our course will provide you with a firm grounding in artificial intelligence, with related elements that include, for example, voice recognition and neural networks.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a good UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Advanced signal processing; artificial intelligence (AI) and AI programming; dissertation; image processing and vision; speech and audio processing and coding. Optional modules: Data and internet networking; digital communications; image and video compression; mathematics of signal processing; multimedia systems and component technology; speaker and speech recognition.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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