Postgraduate

Microelectronics: Systems and Devices MSc

Microelectronics: Systems and Devices MSc

Full time: 12 months

Profile

This course covers fundamental and advanced topics relevant to the modern microelectronics industry, including semiconductor devices, fabrication technology, digital techniques, VLSI circuits and systems design.

The course covers the main areas of microelectronics:

  • semiconductor theory and fabrication
  • digital and VLSI design
  • reconfigurable systems
  • application areas

This skills-based MSc has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the modern microelectronics industry.

The modules are taught by world-leading academics and researchers in Microsystems and Emerging Technologies and Materials groups. Industrial experts also deliver complementary topics of industrial relevance.

Your development

This course will prepare you for an exciting career in the thriving ICT technology and systems industries. You will also gain an appreciation of application-specific aspects. Many of our graduates are working across the globe in prestigious academic and industrial settings.

The School of Engineering has an international reputation for transformative engineering and technology research. You will have the opportunity to be part of this research and development, particularly during your individual project.

After graduation there may be opportunities for you to work towards a PhD by joining one of our research groups.

We offer up to £1500 and £500 scholarships for our international and home students and provide funding to all our students for procurement of equipment and tools to set up the final semester projects.

Delivery

This course consists of compulsory and optional modules, and an individual project. Assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester, coursework, and a project and dissertation conducted in association with one of the School's research groups.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

Careers Service

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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,620

EU

Full time: £10,620

International

Full time: £22,710

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • communications, information and control engineering
  • optical information science and technology

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.