Taught course

Embedded Wireless Systems

University of York · Department of Electronic Engineering

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Entry requirements

You will need to have the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree, or above, from a university recognised by the University of York. This degree should have a significant electronics or computing content. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules or appropriate industrial experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Wireless communication and mobile computing are the largest growth sectors in electronics and are expected to continue to grow in the future, with applications ranging from mobile phones to self-driving cars.

Many everyday objects including vehicles, phones, personal health and fitness items, entertainment systems and even food storage devices now include elements of wireless communication. This is a rapidly expanding field with a wide range of applications and uses.

This course will provide you with all the tools and skills necessary to become a leader in engineering research, design and development across a range of industries. It covers theoretical and practical electronic design, sensors, instrumentation systems, communications and embedded computing from core principles to cutting-edge research.

One of the major features of the course is the teaching of industry standard embedded systems using ARM processors, which are currently in over 90% of all mobile phones.

The course is closely linked with research in the department and often involves collaboration with industry and other university departments. The modules are taught by leading academics specialising in wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, sensors and instrumentation.

The course is ideal if you are seeking a route into industries which utilise wireless sensor network applications, ranging from smart buildings, warehouses, traffic monitoring, patient monitoring, industry 4.0 and the internet of things. After graduating, you will be significantly more attractive to a wider range of employers due to a more comprehensive portfolio of experience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324485