At Microelectronic and Communications Engineering (with Advanced Practice in Y2) from Northumbria University 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.
In the second year, for one semester you will have the chance to undertake study in another country or join a research group. This valuable experience will enhance your employment opportunities and further develop your theoretical and practical skills.
CareersThe rapid growth of the communications and microelectronics industries has created a strong demand for skilled engineers, who are able to design and manufacture semiconductors and freespace and optical communication systems.
The UK Government’s commitment to high-speed broadband means that demand for communications engineers is expected to outstrip supply. UK and international demand for microelectronic engineers remains strong, with salaries reflecting employers’ need to attract the best candidates.
Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to apply for roles such as communications engineer, electronic/electrical engineer, operational researcher, software engineer and systems developer. You may also consider the wider engineering and information technology sectors, including energy, transport, electronics and telecommunications, defence and manufacturing and engineering management.
- Advanced Embedded System Design Technology
- Digital Design Automation
- Wireless Communication Systems
- Optical Communications System
- Analogue Electronic Design
- Engineering Research and Project Management
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
National students are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.
DisciplinesElectrical Engineering Electronics & Embedded Technology Communications Engineering View 169 other Masters in Electronics & Embedded Technology in United Kingdom
- 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 Proficiency
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 24 months.
National12075 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12075 GBP per year during 24 months.
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