Taught course

Microelectronic Systems

University of Liverpool · Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Entry requirements

The indicative entry requirement is an Honours degree in an engineering, physical sciences or computer sciences subject at a level of 2:2 or above for taught programmes and a level of 2:1 or above for research programmes. The above criteria should be used as a guide. Each application is assessed individually to reflect students' qualifications with respect to requirements for each individual programme.

Months of entry


Course content

On this programme, which is available full- or part-time, you'll study microelectronic systems at an advanced level.

Programme content is updated annually to maintain industry relevance and to incorporate the latest advances.

The programme starts in late September each year and features two semesters of lectures, laboratory classes and seminars, with a third devoted to an individually supervised project.

The programme is built around a core of compulsory subjects examining:-

  • large digital system design
  • the hardware and software aspects of microprocessor systems
  • integrated circuit design

In addition you can choose from a wide range of options to reflect your interests. Subjects typically include:

  • optical fibre communications and sensing
  • image processing and pattern recognition
  • neural fuzzy systems.


Your final project accounts for 75 credits, including 15 allocated to coursework relating to report writing skills.

The project is examined by dissertation. You'll need to show an in-depth understanding of your topic, mastery of research techniques and the ability to analyse assembled data and assess outcomes.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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