Taught course

Microelectronics: Systems and Devices

Newcastle University · School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in electrical and electronic engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, communications, information and control engineering or optical information science and technology.

Months of entry


Course content

This course covers all aspects relevant to the modern microelectronics industry, including semiconductor theory, fabrication technology, digital techniques, VLSI design and reconfigurable hardware design.
The course covers the main areas of microelectronics:
  • semiconductor theory and fabrication
  • digital and VSLI design
  • application areas
Our graduates are equipped for a career in any area of the industry, while having an appreciation of other aspects of the subject.
You have access to an advanced range of facilities including clean rooms and a characterisation laboratory. Work in more application-related areas involves the use of modern design software. This includes the industry-standard CADENCE suite and a full range of FPGA design facilities.
Academic staff in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering have an international reputation for their research work. The School carries out world-leading research in microelectronic technologies. You will have the opportunity to interact with this work, particularly during your individual project. After graduation there may be opportunities for you to work towards a PhD by joining one of our research groups.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 1 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 6154