An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in electrical and electronic engineering, computer systems engineering, or a related discipline in engineering or the physical sciences, with foundational knowledge in digital logic, computer architecture, digital and analogue transistor-level circuits, programming, and signals and systems.
Months of entry
Bristol and the surrounding area host a thriving and world-renowned semiconductor design industry. The microelectronics group at the University of Bristol has many collaborative links with multinational companies in the microelectronics industry. These organisations have identified a shortfall in graduates with the necessary qualifications and professional skills to work in the sector, so this programme has been designed to meet this need.
A range of taught subjects cover core topics, such as advanced architectures and system design using FPGA and DSP platforms, before progressing to more specialised areas, such as digital and analogue ASIC design, integrated sensors and actuators, and mixed-signal design. Changes are made periodically to reflect important emerging disciplines, such as electronics for the Internet of things, biomedical applications and neuromorphic computing.
The programme offers you the opportunity to learn from experts in microelectronics, nanoelectronics and computer science. You could move on to start working straight after your degree or continue your studies via a PhD. Special emphasis is put on providing you with a range of contemporary design skills to supplement theoretical knowledge. Lectures are accompanied by lab exercises in state-of-the-art industrial EDA software to give you valuable experience of a professional environment.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team