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MSc Digital Systems Engineering

University of York

Develop advanced knowledge and transferable skills in the design, modelling, implementation and evaluation of digital systems, enabling you to contribute effectively to the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving technologies that are prevalent in industry and research.

The advances of digital technology over the past 50 years have paved the way to highly-integrated complex digital systems in a wide range of industrial sectors from automotive to communications and consumer electronics to entertainment systems.

The course will enable you to become an attractive candidate to a wide range of employers due to the vast application domains of digital systems such as autonomous vehicles, data centres, IP-core development, industrial automation, instrumentation, transportation, security, entertainment system, the internet of things and many more.


Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Careers and skills

This course will give you hands-on experience of the design and implementation of digital systems in a way which is applicable to many research or industrial settings. The group project which emphasises team working will enable you to become an attractive candidate for a future role.

Throughout your time here, you'll work with industry-standard tools to ensure you leave with experience relevant to real-world situations. You'll benefit from visits and talks from our industrial contacts and gain training in research methods as well as skills in personal effectiveness and project management.

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  • Compulsory modules
  • Embedded Systems Design and Programming
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Engineering
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA based Design and Implementation
  • Digital Systems Engineering Project
  • Options modules
  • Research Methods, Theory and Data Analysis
  • Sustainability in Engineering Management
  • Internet of Things, Cyber-physical Systems & Security
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    £23,300 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time