Taught course

VLSI Systems

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

The principal entry requirement for either course is an honours primary degree in a numerate discipline. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides a comprehensive founding in the theory of microelectronic systems, as well as exposure to state of the art design techniques and toolsets.
The course consists of a taught component and a project.
Semester 1- ASICS 1 (Digital), Test Engineering 1, Semiconductor Technology, Noise, Language Processors, Digital Signal Processing, Advanced Digital System.
Semester 2- Information Theory and Coding, Design Processor Architecture, Digital Control ASICS 2 (Analogue), Test Engineering 2, Digital Communications, Advanced Topic Seminar, Project 1/ Project 2.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Tom Conway