Embedded Systems and Sensors (873H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will provide a wide-ranging introduction to embedded systems and sensors, using development tools and demonstrating how they can be applied to rapidly produce successful embedded and sensor designs.

If you are a non-engineering student you will be given full support, with a series of carefully constructed concepts and exercises which will start from basic principles and simple projects, and move towards more advanced system design.


42%: Lecture
58%: Practical (Laboratory, Project)


100%: Coursework (Practical assessment, Project, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 50 hours of contact time and about 100 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.