Taught course

Embedded Systems Design

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (engineering or computing), or an HND plus three years’ experience in industry. If you do not have these qualifications, we will consider your case individually.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This Masters award concentrates on the commercially important and rapidly expanding area of embedded digital systems. It is the ideal choice if you plan a career in embedded systems engineering, or for professional development if you already work in the engineering industry.

Embedded systems are at the heart of many engineering devices and you will investigate how they are designed and implemented in hardware and software.You will learn how to understand and apply circuit and system simulation techniques, with an emphasis on products that incorporate embedded technology. You will also understand the design of embedded systems, including microcontroller architectures and real-time embedded hardware operating systems.

You will work on industrial case studies and be involved in ‘live’ mini-projects. If you are a part-time student working in the electronics industry, you may be able to relate your major project to an aspect of your company’s work. You will also be given the chance to undertake a six-month unpaid internship*.

*Internships are optional and are available to fulltime students only. Internship places are limited. Students have the opportunity to work in a participating UK company or within a Research Centre at the University.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
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01443 654050