Taught course

Microelectronics Systems Design

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electronic/electrical engineering, computer science, or a closely related subject.(See website for specific details and international equivalent qualifications.) English language: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

The world of electronics has a need for well-educated and experienced engineers to design extremely complex and highly integrated electronics systems and integrated circuits. This field of microelectronics systems design embodies many of the key skills relating to digital and analogue integrated circuit design and electronic systems engineering. Our cutting-edge programme examines aspects of system integration and discrete device properties, and is an excellent platform for further research in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies and the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems research groups.

Compulsory modules include: Digital IC and Systems Design; Digital System Design; Nanoelectronic Devices; VLSI Design Project; VLSI Systems Design; MSc Research Project and Dissertation; Project Preparation.
Optional modules include: Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems; Analogue and Mixed Signal CMOS Design; Cryptography; Digital Systems Synthesis; Embedded Processors;

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Electronics and Computer Science
+44 (0)23 8059 2630