Taught course

Microelectronic System Design

Liverpool John Moores University · Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

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. 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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the course meets Chartered Engineer status requirements
  • Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Programme informed by internationally-acclaimed research
  • Close industry links
  • Excellent career opportunities in roles such as system designers, analysts, and senior engineers in the fields of electrical engineering, process control, and related industries
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.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Engineering and Technology for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 2777

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090