Newcastle University

School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering



School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme aims to provide a body of specialist knowledge on all aspects of the design and fabrication of microelectronic devices and systems. This advanced-level knowledge will provide the much-needed bridge between a general undergraduate degree in electronics and employment in the semiconductor and associated industries, or an advanced level research degree.
You take four compulsory modules (60 credits), optional modules (30 credits), course work (10 credits) and an individual project with dissertation (80 credits). Compulsory modules include: design of VLSI systems; digital electronics; fabrication technology; and semiconductor devices.
Optional modules include: data communications; digital signal processing; optoelectronics; power electronics. Assessment is by written examination at the end of each semester, course work, and a dissertation based on a project conducted in association with industry or one of the research groups.
You may study this programme over two years by taking a Preliminary Year, during which you complete: taught modules (60 credits); a study project (10 credits); extended course work on application and design (10 credits); an individual project (40 credits).


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