24 months
26802 USD/year
26802 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Masters of Advanced Study Degree (MAS) in Wireless Embedded Systems at the University of California, San Diego offers a new cross-disciplinary education paradigm, designed to provide high-level training for professional engineers who plan to become technical leaders in the burgeoning field. 


The Wireless Embedded Systems degree is conferred by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and is managed by the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD.

The next step in the wireless revolution is the connection of everyday devices through wireless technology. Embedded wireless technology is expected to explode in the next decade, and touch nearly every market sector from personal electronics and medical devices, to the transportation infrastructure and manufacturing.

Next generation embedded wireless devices have unique requirements that dictate a holistic approach to their design. Their form factor, cost, and power consumption must be dramatically lower than existing cellular phones. The design of these devices requires a unique interdisciplinary background in systems, software, hardware and communication theory.

Program Key Features

  • High-quality technical program with interdisciplinary focus
  • Courses taught by UCSD faculty experts
  • Friday and/or Saturday class schedule, alternating weekends
  • 9 courses, complete degree in 2 years
  • Small class size, build network with engineering professionals
  • Team oriented capstone design project

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Software for Embedded Systems
  • Wireless Communications Circuit Systems
  • Validation and Prototyping of Embedded Systems
  • Digital Communications Systems
  • Wireless Embedded Systems on a Chip

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, or other Science field preferred
  • A minimum scholastic average of B or 3.0 GPA (or its equivalent, if the letter grade system is not used) is required for course work completed in the final two years of undergraduate study and any post baccalaureate study.
  • Two years of relevant work experience or equivalent post bachelor's degree required.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: List your experience and achievements.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score: For international applicants only. The English language proficiency requirement can be waived if you have been working in the US for at least one full year.
  • GRE: General Test is recommended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26802 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26802 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26802 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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