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Microelectronic and Communications Engineering (MSc)

Course Description

About this course

This course is designed for students from a variety of engineering backgrounds, to enhance and develop electronic engineering knowledge and skills essential for the modern engineer.

You will gain expertise and experience in the areas of analogue and digital systems and circuit design using state-of-the-art software and processors. You will gain the in-depth knowledge and skills you need for analysing, modelling and optimising the performance of advanced microelectronic and communication systems. The course covers a broad range of topics including advanced embedded system technologies, digital design automation and silicon electronic design, as well as optical fibre communication systems and wireless communications..

12 months


18 months


Who would this Course suit?

Would you like to build on your skills and knowledge in electronics? If you have an analytical, curious mind and enjoy putting theory into practice to find solutions to real-life problems then this might be the course for you.

Visit the Microelectronic and Communications Engineering (MSc) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain before entry, one of the following: a minimum of a lower second class degree in a subject related to their proposed area of study; a degree, or in some special cases an equivalent appropriate qualification, supported by relevant work-based learning. Applicants will normally have a Physics or Engineering undergraduate background, or experience in those areas and will be planning to undertake a career in either Communications or Microelectronics.

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