Taught course

Systems, Control and Signal Processing

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electronic/electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or a closely related subject.(See website for specific details and international equivalent qualifications.) English language: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is structured around topics in systems and signal processing, with specialisms in control and systems theory, image processing and machine learning. Skills developed are sought after by industry (biotech, financial services, systems engineering, medical imaging, etc.) and the academic research community. The modules have a high mathematical content and much of the material is computationally based, developing strong transferable skills in algorithmic development and programming.

Compulsory modules include: Advanced Systems and Signal Processing; Control System Design; Foundations of Machine Learning; Signal Processing; MSc Research Project and Dissertation; Project Preparation
Optional modules include: Advanced Machine Learning; Applied Control Systems; Biologically Inspired Robotics; Biometrics; Computational Finance; Computer Vision; Deep Learning; Digital Control System Design; Image Processing; Reinforcement and Online Learning.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630