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Microelectronics Systems Design (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Our MSc Microelectronics System Design degree is a cutting-edge course, allowing you to choose from a wide range of modules based on digital integrated circuit design and analogue integrated circuit design.

Our Microelectronics System Design degree examines aspects of system integration and discrete device properties. It is also an excellent platform for further research in the Nano or Electronic and Software Systems groups.

We’ve led many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years. This course will give you the highly sought-after skills for research or work in the industry.

You’ll gain key skills relating to digital and analogue integrated circuit design and electronic systems engineering. There will also be opportunities to engage in specialised activities around the production of system on chip design on both integrated circuit and advanced FPGA (field-programmable gate array) platforms.

Through this course you’ll learn how to: 

  • specify and design complex and highly integrated microelectronic systems 
  • model and simulate the behaviour of parts of microelectronics systems elements and complete circuits  
  • evaluate a device design using advanced simulation and modelling tools 
  • find, understand and explain literature related to specialised areas of microelectronics systems 
  • formulate a research project involving an advanced microelectronics system using appropriate the latest techniques, technologies and tools

Employability is a strong focus throughout this course:

  • you'll have close links with all the major UK Design companies who recruit many of our graduates 
  • we have an ECS dedicated careers hub affiliated with over 100 renowned companies such as; IBM, Arm, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google 
  • we are second for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2019.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader for this Microelectronics MSc is Professor Koushik Maharatna. Their recent research interests have a focus in biomedical and health informatics, biomedical circuits and systems, and engineering in medicine and biology.


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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