About the course:
Have you ever wondered how complex digital systems, such as those in telecommunications, multimedia, transportation, aerospace etc, can perform so many impressive functionalities? The core devices within these complex systems are based on Embedded Systems that are designed and dedicated to perform specific operations.
The widespread use and deployment of embedded systems in a broad range of electronic and communication engineering systems has exhibited an unprecedented expansion in the last few years. The combination of Embedded Systems with Signal Processing and Multimedia Communications is a prime technology in the on-going evolution of modern high-tech electronic equipment and its application products.
Due to tremendous growth in consumer electronics, industries related to communications, signal/image processing, machine intelligence, and internet, are actively recruiting skilled engineers with an in-depth working knowledge of embedded systems to support their development of next generation advanced competitive technology. This exciting new course, developed with the support of industry, integrates academic study and the realisation of embedded systems with emphasis and applications on multimedia communications and signal processing. As a student attending the Embedded Systems course, you will study the fundamentals of embedded systems combined with extensive practical and hands-on work on their design, modelling and implementation.
The course offers you the opportunity to explore embedded systems applications, namely, communications, multimedia, signal processing, and intelligent systems, through a set of carefully designed application-based modules. The course satisfies both the current and the future demands of advanced information technology industries internationally. Such research and development demands are met through the training and education of skilled engineers with advanced knowledge of embedded systems technology and its applications on multimedia communications and signal processing.
Aims: The main aim of this course is to endow graduates with advanced knowledge and transferable skills in the design, modelling, implementation and evaluation of embedded systems for signal processing and multimedia communications, such that they can contribute effectively to the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving technologies that are prevalent in the industry or research.
Specific aims of this course are to:
- Provide advanced knowledge and skills relevant to the theory and best practise of modern embedded systems technology and its applications on multimedia signal processing and communications.
- Develop transferable skills in design, modelling, implementation, and evaluation of embedded systems for signal processing and multimedia communications that are contributable in either industry or academic employment.
- Develop the ability of analysing complex technical problems, and the versatility to apply embedded systems technology across a range of engineering areas with emphasis on multimedia signal processing and communications.
- Develop innovation, creativity and independent learning ability required for continuing professional development, further research, and for acquiring new skills at a high level.
Entry requirements: A UK first or second class honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English Lanaguage:
IELTS score 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection; TOEFL Internet test 79 (R18, L17, S20, W17); TOEFL (paper-based) score 550 and 4 in essay rating (TWE).