Taught course

Microelectronics: Systems and Devices

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

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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
  • optical information science and technology

Relevant professional experience is desirable, although not essential.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Microelectronics will develop your knowledge and understanding of fundamental and advanced topics in Microelectronics, such as Advanced Electronic Devices, VLSI Circuits and Systems Design.

About this course

Our innovative skills-based MSc has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the modern microelectronics industry, giving you an advanced education and enhancing your employability.

You will be taught by world-leading academics and researchers in Microsystems and Emerging Technologies and Materials. They are developing new designs, materials and processes for the next generation of electronic devices.

Our MSc is designed for graduates in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • applied physics
  • related disciplines.

You'll develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will also benefit from our strong industrial links where our industrial experts will deliver complementary topics of industrial relevance.

As a graduate you will be equipped for a wide range of careers across this thriving sector as well as other engineering sectors.

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