This programme offers distinct specialisation areas in electronics: analogue VLSI design, bioelectronics and analogue and digital systems.
In analogue VLSI design, our facilities include a unique custom designed analogue integrated circuit specifically designed to support laboratory based teaching. Our advanced design and prototyping laboratories, advanced micro and nano fabrication facilities and state-of-the-art digital system laboratories use the latest industry standard software tools.
Alternatively, students may specialise in the emergent discipline of bioelectronics where our research and teaching interests include access to the fabrication facilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre. For students who wish to study a more general electronics course including digital systems, a prescribed course selection is available.
This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses, with a number of options, followed by a research project, leading to a masters thesis.
Semester 1 courses
Semester 2 courses
You will gain significant practical experience in analogue and digital laboratories and become familiar with the latest industry standard design software and environments. Having been exposed to concepts such as design re-use and systems on chip technology, you will be able to cooperate with others in electronic system design. Recent graduates are now working as applications, design, field, test and validation engineering for employers such as BMW, Guangzhou Hangxin Avionics and Kongsberg Maritime.
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.
Semester one: Digital IC and Systems Design; Digital System Design; Nanoelectronic Devices; VLSI Systems Design.
Semester two: VLSI Design Project; Analogue and Mixed Signal CMOS Design; 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.
Engineering is constantly changing, and graduates often need to deepen their technical skills and understanding.
This course is especially relevant for mechanical and manufacturing engineers and technicians wishing to broaden their industrial and managerial skills. It is ideal for continuing professional development and updating technical skills.
You study eight taught modules drawn from a wide choice of technical and management modules. This gives you advanced tuition in areas of engineering tailored to your career needs such as design, manufacturing, materials, networking or electronics and telecommunications.
We emphasise applying knowledge to relevant workplace skills in areas such as
The international product development module involves working in multidisciplinary teams to design and develop a product in the global market.
This flexible course helps you to develop your career based your needs, and helps you on your path towards Chartered Engineer status.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer; graduates who have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the further learning requirement for CEng accreditation.
This course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council and will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, who do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.
This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with an CEng accredited Bachelors programme.
You choose a combination of management, technical and optional modules from a choice of 36. Your choice must total eight 15-credit modules and be agreed with your course leader. At least four must be technical modules.
Optional management modules
Optional technical modules
• group project - international product development • competitive materials technology • advanced CAD/CAM • competitive design for manufacture • advanced manufacturing technology • advanced metallic materials • sustainability, energy and environmental management • computer networks • communication media • network applications • communication engineering • digital signal processing • applicable artificial intelligence • microprocessor engineering • software engineering • operating systems • object oriented methods • digital electronic system design • VLSI design • industrial applications of finite element methods • industrial automation • robotics • machine vision • equipment engineering and design • control of linear systems • advanced investigatory techniques for materials engineers • advanced control methods • advanced vibration and acoustics
By final examination, coursework and project reports
Graduates in technical subjects can broaden their experience in mechanical manufacturing, electronics and information technology, networking, materials and management areas.
The flexible choice of modules allows you to tailor the course to your particular needs and this can enhance career prospects in the engineering industry, research, teaching and public service.