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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc (Eng) Embedded Systems Engineering

Programme code:MSE-ESENGUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor S. Freear Contact address:s.freear@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2.1) in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computing, or a related discipline; or a good lower second class (2.2) honours degree accompanied by demonstration of specific competence in programming using C, C++, Java or a similar high-level language.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Programme specification:

This is a practically-oriented but advanced course in the area of electronics design and applications. The programme is distinctive in that it provides a strong digital technology core backup up with applications-led modules. The distinctiveness of the programme is the excellent preparation it gives students for a range of careers in industry.

Substantial elements of practical work will be carried out by the students, giving them confidence with software and digital hardware implementations using microcontrollers, FPGAs, DSP devices and general system-on-chip methodologies. Students will conduct mini-projects in their own time, only seeking academic guidance and advice when needed. With its digital systems core and applications modules, the programme will enable students to develop into well-rounded engineers that can apply their skills in a diverse range of sectors.

As the programme develops, it is planned that a wide range of industrial placements will become available for student projects.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC5442MDigital Signal Processing for Communications15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5451MMini Projects and Laboratory15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5566MFPGA Design for System-on-Chip15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5611MDigital Media Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5620MEmbedded Microprocessor System Design15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5882MMSc Individual Project60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Students will be required to select 15 credits from the following optional modules.

Students with no prior experience in C-programming must select ELEC5681M.

For compulsory modules ELEC5620M and ELEC5566M, students are required to have at least ONE of the following pre-requisites: ELEC3662 or ELEC5681M.


ELEC5471MData Communications and Network Security15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5681MProgramming15 creditsSemester 1

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for award.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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