Taught course

Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Entry requirements

Entry to this course is possible from wide range of backgrounds, i.e. an honours degree in a science or technology subject, a relevant professional qualification, an unclassified degree in science or technology plus relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

September, May

Course content


This MSc has been designed to capture the essence of the rapidly developing fields of Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems. It is suitable for a graduate of science or technology who wishes to specialise in the high-speed technology of embedded microelectronics and wireless systems including mobile communications.

As a leading university we are committed to the advancement of embedded microelectronic systems. Research in the University is carried out in several centres such as CTAC and Cogent Computing, where advances in fields associated with embedded microelectronics and wireless systems include designing real-time wireless networks, the application of systems modelling, statistical and artificial intelligence techniques.

Why choose this course?

  • Electrical and electronic research carried out in the Faculty is recognised as world-leading, 45% Internationally Excellent (RAE 2008);
  • excellent links with a number of industrial organisations enable access to the use of high-cost equipment for real-time investigations.

What will I learn?

The MSc in Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems curriculum consists of core topics and a substantial MSc project. Successful completion of both parts leads to the award of MSc in Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems. Completion of the taught modules without a project leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma.

The mandatory study topics are as follows:

  • digital communications systems,
  • digital signal processing technology,
  • microprocessor applications,
  • embedded operating systems,
  • embedded systems programming,
  • wireless communications,
  • wireless intelligent systems.

The remainder of the taught programme is made up of 30 academic credits from a student choice of module options, for example Advanced Programming.

Prospective students should be aware that most of the mandatory modules include an element of programming, usually in the C/C++ language.

How will this course be taught?

  • Programme delivered by a specialist team of academics;
  • access to state of the art studio and laboratory and computing facilities with proprietary development systems (Texas, Motorola);
  • personal tutor support throughout the postgraduate study.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
024 7765 4321