Taught course

Embedded Communications Engineering

University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Entry requirements

Graduates with a good honours degree in mathematics or physics. We accept graduates from other scientific/cognate disciplines, but they must demonstrate a high level of mathematical ability. Those who have not done any mathematics since A level or only have AS-level mathematics should contact us; a pre-sessional mathematics module is available to bring candidates up to the required level.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc-level conversion programme is for graduates with first degrees in numerate disciplines (e.g. Maths, Physics, others with some mathematics to pre-university level should enquire).

It aims to produce engineers with the knowledge and skills required for working in the communications industry on programmable hardware, in particular. There is a high demand for people to fill such roles in communications and test & measure equipment vendors, and in many smaller companies developing devices for the internet of things.

The huge growth of interconnected devices expected in the Internet of Things and the goals of flexible, high-speed wireless connections for 5G mobile networks and beyond, require programmable, embedded electronics to play a vital role. From the development of small, intelligence sensors to the design of large-scale network hardware that can be functionally adaptive in software-defined networking, there is a huge demand for advanced embedded electronics knowledge and skills in the communications sector.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding web pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
+44 (0) 1227 827535