Embedded Systems and Control Engineering

MSc, 1-4 years, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you want to study control engineering at an advanced level.

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.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Engineering
Contact

+44 (0)116 252 2265
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

Department of Engineering website

Why Leicester?

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

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

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.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Core modules

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

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.

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)

You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Embedded Systems and Control Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry.

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.

Additional Information

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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Teaching and Assessment

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.

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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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Embedded Systems and Control MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Embedded Systems and Control with Year in Industry MSc 2 years full-time September each year Apply Now
Embedded Systems and Control MSc 2-4 years part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Embedded Systems and Control
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Embedded Systems and Control with Year in Industry
Qualification
MSc
Duration
2 years full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Embedded Systems and Control
Qualification
MSc
Duration
2-4 years part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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