Taught course

Embedded Systems and Control

University of Leicester · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The significant increase in processing power, now available in compact and energy-efficient packages, has propelled the digital revolution, which has permeated every sector of the economy. Embedded systems have become even more prominent and the demand for experts in this domain is poised to further escalate.

Our MSc program in Embedded Systems and Control Engineering is focused on hands-on experience in electronics design and practical applications, complemented by control theory and modules emphasising the utilisation of digital technologies.

You'll explore a wide range of applications, spanning from medical electronics to e-health, with a substantial emphasis on practical assignments to enhance your proficiency in software and digital hardware implementation. This includes working with microcontrollers, FPGA, DSP devices, and system-on-chip methodology.

At the School of Engineering, we provide an invigorating and dynamic learning environment. With the most up to date teaching facilities and research focused on real-world challenges and driving global advancements, you'll be immersed in the latest industry practices. This ensures that you acquire both the technical expertise and comprehensive understanding necessary to excel in your career in this dynamic field.

The course includes the option of an industrial placement, a great opportunity to gain valuable industry experience.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Admissions
+44 (0)116 252 2265