Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Smart Systems Integration

This course is being offered by a consortium consisting of 3 European institutions: Heriot-Watt University in Scotland (HW), Vestfold University College in Norway (HiVe) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary (BME). The course has been developed to meet the present and future needs in manpower from the increasingly industry relevant area of microsystems technology (MST). Smart systems are defined as self-sufficient intelligent (sub-)systems with advanced functionality, enabled by underlying micro- nano- and bio-systems and components.

Entry requirements

1st Class 1st degree which should be in either electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline. The requirement for competence in English is IELTS at grade 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill (or equivalent), or a Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English at least grade B.

Course modules

Sensors and actuators; fundamentals of smart systems integration; advanced packaging and integration; language and culture; measurements and characterisation; manufacturing processes for smart systems; micro and nano biological systems; language and culture; system level design; complex design; IC ad MEMS co-design and design laboratory; language and culture; MSc project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,120 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,880 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

Key information

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0131 4513023