The course aims to provide a solid understanding and practical, hands-on experience in the development of Embedded Systems. As well as covering PC and microcontroller based hardware, it enables you to become familiar with the latest embedded operating systems and development software. The course aims to provide up-to-date and industrially relevant examples of Embedded Systems applications in order to maximize your career prospects.
Embedded Systems have a very wide application area ranging from music playing birthday cards to unmanned spacecraft. Various types of embedded system products are now incorporated into a vast range of transport vehicles, domestic appliances, medical and diagnostic equipment, and communication and entertainment systems. The list is truly endless and continues to grow every day.
Given these vast areas of application, the demand for good embedded systems engineers have been high and it is expected that this demand will continue for the foreseeable future.
You will develop a disciplined engineering approach to and sound practical skills in the specification, design and implementation of software for embedded systems. You will gain specialist knowledge in digital signal processing and processors, control systems, mechatronics and automation and research methods.
You can then choose from a wide range of optional modules encompassing computing, engineering and digital media processing. It may also be possible for you to undertake a 'real-world' project in an industrial placement or work alongside the Faculty's research teams (eg in digital imaging, industrial control, aerospace, wireless mutimedia and/or networking).