Embedded Systems and Control Engineering MSc, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

From toasters to space flights, all manner of systems rely on control engineering to manage, command and regulate their behaviour. Using cutting-edge techniques, you’ll learn how to design embedded systems at an advanced level.

Department
Engineering

Course description

Course description

This degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills required of a professional engineer to design embedded systems for use in control, diagnostics, monitoring and communications. Core elements of the course include state-of-the-art techniques in control system design, signal processing and software design.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

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. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

  • MSc: £7,835
  • MSc with Industry: £9,010

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

  • MSc: £19,930
  • MSc with Industry: £22,920

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Accreditation

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC).

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Careers and employability

Careers and employability

You have the option of choosing to study this course ‘with industry’ in which a paid industrial placement forms part of your course, including your overall assessment through reflective learning. Whether or not you opt for the ‘with industry’ variant of the course, it is designed to give you the tools to work towards a career in a wide variety of fields in the engineering and technical industries.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Core modules

Option modules

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Semester 2

Semester 2

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Project

Project

After completing all the modules, you will apply the knowledge you have gained throughout the course to solving an engineering problem at a professional level. You will define the nature of the problem and draw up plans for tackling it, presented as a formal proposal (including a financial costing). Your project supervisor will meet regularly with you for feedback on the project.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Industry placement (optional)

Industry placement (optional)

Studying a 'with industry' masters degree is the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of your specific area of expertise. By experiencing real-world scenarios and applying your skills and knowledge to business challenges, you will gain a unique insight into how your studies can be utilised in industry. This will not only showcase your abilities to future employers, but will also enhance your studies when you return to University to complete your programme.

The 'With Industry' option is not available if you study part-time.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

All of our engineering courses are available full-time or part-time, offering you the flexibility to organise your study around your other commitments.

Our practical modules enable you to gain skills in state-of-the-art engineering and the latest technologies.

The department is internationally renowned for quality research and excellent teaching, and has links with many of the world's major engineering companies.

The Department of Engineering has around 600 undergraduates, 100 postgraduates and researchers, 30 academic staff and a similar number of support staff.

Teaching and learning

Teaching methods include lectures and seminars supported by practical and lab work. Assessment is a mix of open and closed exams and continuous assessment. Your dissertation will be assessed separately.

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