Liverpool John Moores University

Microelectronic System Design

Explore the latest electrical engineering and process control techniques through this Masters in Microelectronic Systems Design. This postgraduate course is accredited by IET and meets Chartered Engineer status.

This Masters course will equip you with the technical and management skills you need to progress to senior professional positions, specialising in the design, fabrication and testing of microelectronic devices.

You will study the fundamental principles that drive future developments in microelectronics. We offer the opportunity to develop the critical, analytical and experimental skills to solve practical problems and work at the cutting edge of this rapidly developing field.

You’ll learn how to critically analyse designs, their functionality and expected reliability and it will also be important for you to gain a strong understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modelling and simulation tools.

The programme design provides opportunities to practice communication skills at Chartered Engineer level. You’ll gain sought after professional behavioural traits to prepare you for technical and management roles in microelectrical system design.

You will also undertake an individual project giving the opportunity to focus on your area of interest, working with our world-leading researchers.

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School.

English language requirements

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Course modules

  • Dynamic systems simulation
  • Microelectronic systems design
  • VLSI devices, fabrication and testing
  • Embedded systems
  • VLSI design
  • Research skills
  • Modelling with Matlab and Simulink
  • MSc project
  • Advanced single processing
  • Operations research
  • Safety and reliability
  • Project management
  • Programming for engineering
  • LabVIEW
  • Professional and leadership skills

Assessment methods

You will gain knowledge and skills on this course through lectures and directed student-centred learning, such as case studies. You will also need to complete open-ended reports and project work to demonstrate your understanding of topics.

Assessment is through a combination of coursework including case study reports and assignment submissions and short class tests. Some modules include problem solving skill tests through unseen written examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time £ 12,660 (Academic year) International 1 Years

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