A 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in computer science or related. Some prior computing or IT exposure is beneficial, but not essential. Industrial or other experience is considered.
Months of entry
Embedded system technology is underlying the ever more capable electronic and computing systems that we use in our daily lives, ranging from cars and mobile telephones to washing machines and aeroplanes. This major growth area has a large and increasing industry demand for engineers and computer scientists who possess in-depth expertise in embedded systems, so our course equips you with the advanced knowledge and skills to work in all aspects of this area.
Our MSc Embedded Systems means you develop practical skills in the design, programming and interfacing of embedded processors, as well as an understanding of current applications, technological trends and their potential impact on systems of the future. We have an international reputation for research in this field, so maintain well equipped laboratories through our links with industrial partners. This enables us to offer you instruction in a wide range of topics including (but not restricted to) hardware/software co-design, task oriented programming, systems integration, middleware, networking, human computer interfaces, embedded agents, and the embedded internet.
Our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 95 per cent of our computer science research was rated of internationally recognised quality, with 15 per cent rated as 'world-learning'.
We are one of the largest and best resourced schools in the UK. Our work is supported by extensive networked computer facilities and software aids, together with a wide range of test and instrumentation equipment. Our research covers a range of topics, from materials science and semiconductor device physics, to the theory of computation and the philosophy of computer science, with most of our research groups based around laboratories offering world-class facilities. Our impressive external research funding stands at over £4 million and we participate in a number of EU initiatives and undertake projects under contract to many outside bodies, including government and industrial organisations.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||50|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||10|
|Dissertation||40 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1206 872719