You should have qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree (a minimum Lower Second Class) from a British university in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and digital systems. Relevant work experience will be taken into account.
Robotic and Control Systems Embedded Systems System-on-Chip Technologies Medical Instrumentation
Months of entry
Course contentThe MSc Electronics with System-On-Chip Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of the various routes to implementing systems-on-chip (SoC) and with hands-on experience of the design of such systems using several approaches to their implementation. The core aim of the course is to produce students who are silicon qualified by providing them with a complete SoC design experience by setting a framework of activities that allow the student to use industry-standard Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) software tools for the fast and accurate design, simulation and verification of integrated circuits.
Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study.
The Project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the Project requires approximately 600 hours of work.
Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting).
Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start.
The subject areas covered within the four pathways of the electronic suite of MSc courses offer students an excellent launch pad which will enable the successful graduate to enter into these ever expanding, fast growing and dominant areas. With ever increasing demands from consumers such as portability, increased battery life and greater functionality combined with reductions in cost and shrinking scales of technologies, modern electronic systems are finding ever more application areas.
The postgraduate courses offered by the Department of Engineering provide a unique mix of practical, hands-on learning and short-course based teaching. They have been designed to equip you with the job-related skills required in robotics, control systems, embedded microprocessors, medical instrumentation, telecommunications, satellite and broadband technologies, wireless technologies, digital signal processing, network security, network communications and networks with cloud technologies.
Information for international students
An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English.
Qualification and course duration
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