This is an MSc course in Embedded Systems with contributions from the fields of mechatronics and robotics.
Embedded systems are microprocessor-based systems within a larger mechanical or electrical system that performs a dedicated function or task. They encompass a wide variety of products ranging from small mobile phones to large process automation installations. A practising engineer in the field of embedded systems needs to have specialised expertise in more than one of the engineering subjects of this multi-discipline subject.
Our MSc is tailored to provide you with advanced learning in microprocessor systems that are at the heart of embedded systems, with additional contributions from the fields of mechatronics and robotics. This approach reflects the needs of the industry and is well supported by the range of expertise we have in our Department.
The Department of Engineering and Design covers the full gamete of teaching in electronic, telecommunication and computer networks engineering as well as mechanical engineering and product design.
Our academics are a cohesive group of highly skilled lecturers, practitioners and researchers. You'll benefit from your choice of supervisors to support a wide range of modern and multi-discipline Masters-level projects. Our teaching is supported by well-equipped laboratory workshops, using mostly the latest hardware and software available in universities.
We're the number one London modern university for graduate prospects in Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2019).
Key course information - ordered by mode
In each of the semesters 1 and 2 you will be required to take two core and one optional module from the lists below:
- Robotics (20 credits)
- Microprocessors and Control (20 credits)
Optional modules (Semester 1)
- Technical, research and professional skills (20 credits)
- Advanced instrumentation and design (20 credits)
- Electrical Energy Converters and Drives (20 credits)
- Digital Signal Processing and Real-Time Systems (20 credits)
- Mechatronics and Embedded System Design (20 credits)
Optional modules (Semester 2)
- Electromechanical systems and manufacturing technology (20 credits)
- Technology evaluation and commercialisation (20 credits)
- Future Internet Technologies (20 credits)
- WMA Semantic Web and Mobile Applications (20 credits)
The course has been designed to help to meet the needs of industry. How much your employability will increase, will depend on your background and the personal contribution you make to your development whilst studying on the course has been designed to help to meet the needs of industry. How much your employability will increase, will depend on your background and the personal contribution you make to your development whilst studying on the course.
Benefits for new graduates
If you are a new graduate in electronic or computer engineering then you benefit from the further advanced topics presented. You'll get an opportunity to cut your teeth on a challenging MSc Project, which will demonstrate your abilities to the potential employers. Alternatively, you could also pursue PhD studies after completing the course.
Benefits of returning to University
If you are returning to University after a period of working in the industry, then you'll be able to update yourself with the recent technological progress in the field. You'll gain confidence in your ability to perform at your best and stand a better chance to seek challenging work opportunities. If you are already working in the field, the MSc qualification will enhance your status which will help with your promotion.
We are continually developing links with employers who are interested to provide internship to our students. Examples of this can include small VHDL and DSP designs, ARM-based designs, industrial design or correlation research. These projects can be performed as part of the curriculum or as part of a research project.
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
The School of Engineering at LSBU has a strong culture of research, extensive research links with industry through consultancy works and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), and teaching content is closely related to the latest research findings in the field.
History and expertise
A strong research tradition and our industrial links have helped shaped the course design, content selection, course delivery and project supervision.
The Department of Engineering and Design has a strong Mechatronics, Robotics and Non-destructive testing research group with a wide national and international profile. This is in addition to excellent research in many areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, product design, computer network and telecommunications engineering.
In order to be considered for entry to the course applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:
- A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in Electrical, Electronics, Communications or Computer Engineering; or
- Professional qualifications (e.g. CEng) along with several years of relevant industrial experience (should include analytical work). The relevant industrial experience is to be assessed by the Course Director.
Overseas applicants are required to have a minimum English language IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any of the components.
How to apply
International (non-Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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