University of Southampton

University of Southampton


Systems in mobile telephones, computers, cars and aircraft are shrinking, with many parts implemented as a single integrated circuit. This course prepares you for the rapidly changing skills required to support this. The focus is on system-on-chip design techniques and extensive practical use of cutting-edge and industry-standard methods. You will be taken through the system-on-chip design process, from concept to implementation.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science). Where English is not the native language: IELTS 6.5 (6 in each competency); internet-based TOEFL: 92 (21 in each competency).

Course modules

Semester 1: System-on-chip electronic design automation; nanoelectronic devices; digital system design; system-on-chip design techniques. Semester 2: SOC design project; automated software verification; analogue and mixed signal CMOS design; advanced wireless communication networks and systems; medical electrical and electronic technologies; cryptography; digital systems synthesis; embedded processors.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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Physical Sciences and Engineering
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023 8059 2630