Embedded Digital Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #147 (WUR) ,
The aim of this course is to develop academic and professional excellence both for newly qualified and practising engineers who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in the field of embedded digital systems. It covers the central technologies required for the understanding, analysis and implementation of embedded digital systems.


Course learning outcomes:

  • The fundamental principles of embedded digital systems and their applications.
  • A range of specialist topics related to embedded digital systems engineering.
  • Current problems and emerging solutions in the applications of embedded digital systems.
  • The analytical and practical techniques applicable to advanced scholarship in digital systems engineering.
  • An in depth understanding of a real engineering problem in embedded digital systems.
  • Problem solving by applying engineering principles to generate solutions in the field of embedded digital systems and demonstrating the ability to make sound judgments in the absence of complete data.
  • The selection and application of appropriate computational and analytical techniques to solve a given problem.
  • The acquisition, analysis and interpretation of simulated and experimental data.
  • Sourcing, reading and critiquing scientific articles and technical reports. Presenting a written argument based on reading from a variety of sources.
  • Acting autonomously and within a team, as appropriate, in planning, conducting and reporting on tasks at a professional level.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Advanced Digital Communications

  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing

  • MSc Individual Project

  • Real Time Embedded Systems

  • Reconfigurable System on Chip


  • Advanced Networks

  • Cybernetics and Neural Networks

  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

  • Fibre Optic Communications

  • Image Processing

  • Mobile Communications

  • Satellite and Space Systems

  • Strategic Management - Engineering module

  • Wearable Technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • European Baccalaureate
  • Typical offer: Overall result of 80%
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  • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto
  • Typical offer: Overall average result in the final matriculation examinations of at least 6.5
  • French Baccalauréat
  • Typical offer: Overall final result of at least 13.5/20
  • German Abitur
  • Typical offer: Overall result of 1.8 or better
  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level)

Tuition Fee

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    19200 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 19200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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