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MSc Microelectronic and Communications Engineering (with advanced practice in second year)

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    29-SEP-22, 16-JAN-23

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

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.

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.

Your Future

The 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500overall cost

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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    127 56%

    39th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    43rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    41st

    23

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