Taught course

Microelectronic and Communications Engineering

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain before entry, one of the following: a minimumof 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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

In the second year, for one semester, you’ll undertake an internship, study in another country or join a research group. This valuable experience will enhance your employability and further develop your theoretical and practical skills.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453