This programme is suitable for recent graduates and engineers with experience of microelectronics who have good mathematical ability. It provides a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of this exciting field and has been developed in consultation with industry advisors to ensure it is relevant to today’s workplace.
Modules are block taught so can also be studied separately by working engineers as continuous professional development either to enhance their knowledge in particular subject fields or to widen their portfolio.
Core study areas include ASIC engineering, sensors and actuators, technology and verification of VLSI systems, embedded software development and an individual project.
Optional study areas include communication networks, information theory and coding, solar power, wind power, systems architecture, advanced FPGAs, DSP for software radio, advanced photovoltaics, mobile network technologies and advanced applications.
Compulsory Modules: • ASIC Engineering • Sensors and Actuators for Control • Embedded Software Development • Individual Project
Optional Modules (Choose five): • Communication Networks • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing • Solar Power 1 • Wind Power 1 • Communications Channels • DSP for Software Radio • Imagineering • Mobile Networks • Advanced FPGAs • Engineering Applications • Systems Modelling for Control Engineering – new for 2015 • Radio Frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuit Design – new for 2015
Block-taught, individual modules are also highly suitable as CPD for professional engineers needing to fill a skills gap.
How you will learn
Compulsory modules provide a comprehensive understanding of modern microelectronics, embedded electronic systems, emerging technologies and their uses while the individual research project offers the chance to pursue a specialism in-depth. You’ll have access to advanced research knowledge and state of the art laboratories using industry standard software (Altera, Cadence, Mentor, Xilinx) so that you are prepared to enter a wide range of industry sectors on graduation.
- Assessment Examinations are held in January and May, with coursework and group work assessments throughout the programme. The high practical content of this course is reflected in the inclusion of laboratory assessments and practical examinations. The individual research project is assessed by written report and viva voce in September.
You’ll have access to laboratories, industry standard software (Altera, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Xilinx) and hardware including equipment provided by Texas Instruments.
Careers and further study
Consultation with industry to craft the syllabus ensures that you’ll have an advantage in the job market. The in-depth knowledge acquired can be applied wherever embedded electronic systems are found including mobile phones (4/5G), acoustics, defence, medical instrumentation, radio and satellite communication and networked systems, control engineering, instrumentation, signal processing and telecommunications engineering.
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships and bursaries are available each year for UK/EU and international students who meet the criteria for award.
Why choose electronic, electrical and systems engineering at Loughborough?
We develop and nurture the world’s top engineering talent to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. All of our Masters programmes are accredited by one or more of the following professional bodies: the IET, IMechE, InstMC, Royal Aeronautical Society and the Energy Institute.
We carefully integrate our research and education programmes in order to support the technical and commercial needs of society and to extend the boundaries of current knowledge.
Consequently, our graduates are highly sought after by industry and commerce worldwide, and our programmes are consistently ranked as excellent in student surveys, including the National Student Survey, and independent assessments.
- Facilities Our facilities are flexible and serve to enable our research and teaching as well as modest preproduction testing for industry. Our extensive laboratories allow you the opportunity to gain crucial practical skills and experience in some of the latest electrical and electronic experimental facilities and using industry standard software.
- Research We are passionate about our research and continually strive to strengthen and stimulate our portfolio. We have traditionally built our expertise around the themes of communications, energy and systems, critical areas where technology and engineering impact on modern life.
- Career prospects 90% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. They go on to work with companies such as Accenture, BAE Systems, E.ON, ESB International, Hewlett Packard, Mitsubishi, Renewable Energy Systems Ltd, Rolls Royce and Siemens AG.