12 months
25900 GBP/year
12300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering at University of Bristol offers you the opportunity to learn from experts in microelectronics, nanoelectronics and computer science.

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Bristol and the surrounding area host a thriving and world-renowned semiconductor design industry. The Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering at the University of Bristol has many collaborative links with multinational companies in the microelectronics industry. These organisations have identified a shortfall in graduates with the necessary qualifications and professional skills to work in the sector, so this programme has been designed to meet this need.

A range of taught subjects cover core topics, such as digital and analogue ASIC design, DSP and FPGA-based computing, integrated sensors and actuators, radio-frequency and mixed-signal design. Changes are made periodically to reflect important emerging disciplines, such as electronics for the Internet of things, biomedical applications and quantum photonics applications.


Graduates of this programme will be prepared for a career in a variety of disciplines in the IT sector, thanks to the core and specialist units that cover key foundational concepts and advanced topics related to hardware design, programming, and embedded systems and system-level integration.

Typical careers are in soft fabrication facilities and design houses in the semiconductor industry, electronic-design automation tool vendors, embedded systems specialists and software houses. The programme also covers concepts and technologies related to emerging paradigms such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of things, as well as preparing you for a career in academic research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis (M)
  • Integrated Circuit Electronics
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Engineering Research Skills
  • VLSI Design M
  • Advanced DSP & FPGA Implementation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in electrical and electronic engineering, computer systems engineering, or a related discipline in engineering or the physical sciences, with foundational knowledge in digital logic, computer architecture, digital and analogue transistor-level circuits, programming, and signals and systems.

Tuition Fee

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    25900 GBP/year
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  • National

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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