Northumbria University Newcastle - Microelectronic and Communications Engineering MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

Microelectronic and Communications Engineering MSc

  • This course is designed for students from a variety of engineering backgrounds, to enhance and develop electronic engineering knowledge and skills essential for the modern engineer.
  • You will gain expertise and experience in the areas of analogue and digital systems and circuit design using state-of-the-art software and processors. You will gain the in-depth knowledge and skills you need for analysing, modelling and optimising the performance of advanced microelectronic and communication systems. The course covers a broad range of topics including advanced embedded system technologies, digital design automation and silicon electronic design, as well as optical fibre communication systems and wireless communications.
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Physics, Engineering or a relevant subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

A strong industrial and research based curriculum enhances your employability by considering real world scenarios in which known solutions are absent.

You will be encouraged to research information from professional publications, company literature, etc. to determine innovative and appropriate solutions to these scenarios, enabling you to demonstrate relevant industry practice.

You will also be attached to one of the departmental or faculty research groups for your final dissertation, exposed to and incorporated into a working team and environment. This provides the opportunity for both work-related learning experience and professional career development.

Course Details

Your progress will be monitored by lecturing staff and advice and appropriate links supplied to improve your learning.

Web links are provided for further reading whilst online videos, where appropriate, are available for you to review taught material in your own time. Lecture material is enhanced with laboratory sessions which allow demonstration of theories and exploration of practical problems and limitations.

As a postgraduate student you will be expected to have a responsible and professional approach to learning, accessing the material and support provided and raising any problems with academic staff or your programme leader. You will have an opportunity to take an active role in the operation and content of the course via the departmental programme committee.

Year One

Advanced Embedded System Design Technology (Core,20 Credits)
Digital Design Automation (Core,20 Credits)
Wireless Communication Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Optical Communications System (Core,20 Credits)
MSc Engineering Project (Core,60 Credits)
Analogue Electronic Design (Core,20 Credits)
Engineering Research and Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

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