Embedded Systems Engineering

The rapid growth of applications in the Embedded Systems area requires skilled engineers who have the necessary specific hardware and software expertise.

The Specialist Diploma in Embedded Systems Engineering is a one year part-time postgraduate level programme (two semesters) designed for technology professionals who wish to upskill to meet an emerging skills gap in the Embedded Systems area.

Key Fact
This programme will equip students with essential knowledge and skills required to design real-time, high performance compact-code embedded systems. This includes analysis of embedded processors, architectures, methods and techniques for programming real time systems.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Operating Systems
• Digital (Embedded) Systems

Semester 2
• Real Time System Design
• Software Engineering
• Industry-based Project

Entry requirements

Level 8 honours primary degree, at minimum second class honours, in a relevant engineering/ computing/mathematics or technology discipline; and relevant programming experience in C or C++ or related languages .

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements but who have significant relevant experience in the technology sector (minimum 5 years) and are encouraged to apply under the University Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph.
- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).

- Proof of status depending on what you filled on the website (Springboard+ only) Click Here.

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

• If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Year, Part Time

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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