Embedded systems are computing devices that perform dedicated functions or are designed for use with specific embedded software applications.
Embedded systems engineering is a discipline which designs and implements hardware and software of embedded systems. They are crucial to mobile communications, Internet of things (IoT), household robots and video game consoles, to name a few. Engineers capable of designing and implementing embedded systems and devices for such applications are in demand all over the world.
This accredited course* will provide you with the opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in embedded systems engineering, including embedded systems programming, embedded operating systems, and embedded hardware engineering as well as advanced electronics including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) based digital system design, image and signal processing, digital communications, wireless intelligent systems, and robotics.
You’ll have access to modern facilities, as well as an annual programme of inspiring lectures on contemporary engineering and computing topics presented by the IET and British Computer Society (BCS) at no extra cost subject to availablity.
Work placement option
This master’s programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a ‚work placement’ opportunity during your first semester with us. The ‚work placement’, which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement option.
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.
* This course is currently accredited by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) . If the accreditation of this course change, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course is designed for graduates with an electronics and computing background. It provides a leading edge MSc degree education in embedded systems engineering.
The technical focus of the course concentrates on a combination of advanced electronics including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) based digital system design, image and signal processing, digital communications, wireless intelligent systems, and robotics as well as the subject specific knowledge in embedded systems including embedded systems programming, embedded operating systems, and embedded hardware engineering.
An emphasis on applied technical work will strengthen the engineering development skills of students from an academic background. Such work will provide the demonstrable expertise necessary to help secure professional level employment in related industries.
This course includes the Consulting Global Professional Development module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute.
Why choose this course?
At Coventry University, we believe that studying engineering should be so much more than just learning theory and passing examinations. Our activity-led learning approach should enable you to develop your skills and knowledge by working on real-life problems and projects, many commissioned by our industry partners.
Designed to follow the Engineering Council UK-SPEC standard, the course encompasses theoretical and practical subjects within the broad area of embedded systems engineering as used by industries as diverse as mobile communications, Internet of things (IoT), household robots and video game consoles.
We aim to regularly update course content to reflect emerging trends and knowledge fields to enrich your technical and transferrable skills. For example, embedded hardware engineering provides knowledge and experience of the engineering techniques and processes required for the realisation of embedded hardware systems. Robotics is another key area, so we will examine the sub-systems that a robot needs, such as sensors to perceive its environment, cognition to make informed decisions, image processing to ‘see’ and detect objects in the real world and the mechanics to enable movement through 3D space.
You’ll study in our modern £50m Engineering and Computing building, with access to extensive facilities and the latest technologies in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, such as a new machines and microprocessors laboratory. We enjoy above average student satisfaction for postgraduate teaching with 93% of electrical and electronic students stating they were satisfied overall with the course in the 2017 Advance HE Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).
Current extensive industry links with a broad range of commercial partners, including IBM, Invensys and Jaguar Land Rover to name just a few, enable us to collaborate on industry themed research projects.
You’ll be taught by experts in their field, many of whom are currently active researchers in areas that include but are not limited to wireless sensors and pervasive computing, and embedded micro-electronics. This not only helps to inform your teaching, keeping you abreast of new developments and issues, but also provides opportunities to partner staff on research projects (subject to availablity).
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