Taught course

Integrated Circuit Design Engineering

University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Entry requirements

Graduates with a good honours degree in mathematics or physics. We accept graduates from other scientific/cognate disciplines but you must demonstrate mathematic ability at a high level. Those who have not done any mathematics since A-level or only have AS level mathematics should contact us; a pre-sessional mathematics module is available to bring candidates up to the required standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme targets producing engineers with knowledge and skills required for designing the integrated circuits which lie at the core of the vast array of consumer electronics of today’s world. The demand for people to fill such roles is extremely high, in companies (small and large) covering the range of electronics and ICT products, and integrated circuit design companies that supply them.

Integrated circuits have been powering the information revolution for over 50 years. Continuous innovation has resulted in greater processing power, memory and new devices. This, together with ever reducing manufacturing costs and reliability, has enabled the mass production of integrated circuits for consumer products that are more powerful han the supercomputers of the 1980s. While the fabrication technology advances, there is an increasing need for innovative design which can harness the power of these circuits, while taking into account constraints such as requirements for energy efficiency.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our Funding web pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
+44 (0)1227 827535