Taught course

Microelectronics: Systems and Devices

Newcastle University · School of 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 VLSI design
  • reconfigurable systems
  • application areas.
This skills-based MSc has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the modern microelectronics industry.
The modules are taught by world-leading academics and researchers in Microsystems and Emerging Technologies and Materials groups. Industrial experts also deliver complementary topics of industrial relevance.

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 Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 6154