University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Microelectronics Systems Design

The field of microelectronics systems design embodies many of the key skills relating to integrated circuit design and electronic systems engineering. This cutting-edge programme examines aspects of system integration and discrete device properties, and is an excellent platform for further research in the Nano group and the Electronics and Electrical Engineering group.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science). English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one: Digital Integrated Circuit Design;
Digital System Design; Nanoelectronic Devices;
VLSI Systems Design
Semester two: VLSI Design Project; Analogue and Mixed Signal CMOS Design; Automated Software Verification; Nanofabrication and Microscopy; Advanced Wireless Communication Networks and Systems; Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies; Cryptography; Digital Systems Synthesis; Embedded Processors
Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500