MSc in Electronics Engineering

Linköping University

Program Description

MSc in Electronics Engineering

Linköping University

The master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focusses on the design of integrated circuits and System-on-Chip in advanced semiconductor technologies. This requires a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills across many fields within engineering and science, far beyond the curriculum of traditional electronics education.

The programme provides a competitive education in digital, analogue and radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits (IC) and System-on-Chip (SoC) design, combined with in-depth knowledge in signal processing, application-specific processors, embedded systems design, modern communications systems, and radio transceiver design.

Programme description

The master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focusses on the design of integrated circuits and System-on-Chip in advanced semiconductor technologies. This requires a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills across many fields within engineering and science, far beyond the curriculum of traditional electronics education.

The programme provides a competitive education in digital, analogue and radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits (IC) and System-on-Chip (SoC) design, combined with in-depth knowledge in signal processing, application specific processors, embedded systems design, modern communications systems, and radio transceiver design.

Modern society depends to a large extent on reliable and efficient electronics. Mobile phones, the internet, PCs and TVs are just a few examples that constantly improve in terms of functionality, performance and cost. In addition, a growing number of concepts and technologies significantly improve areas such as mobile and broadband communication, healthcare, automotive technology, robotics, energy systems management, entertainment, consumer electronics, public safety and security, industrial applications, and much more. This suggests that there will be vast industrial opportunities in the future, and a high demand for skilled engineers with the knowledge and skills required to lead the design of such complex integrated circuits and systems.

The programme is organised by several strong divisions at the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Science. These divisions, which include more than 60 researchers and 10 internationally recognised professors, have excellent teaching experience, world-class research activities that cover nearly the entire field of integrated electronic design, state-of-the-art laboratories and design environments, and close research collaboration with many companies worldwide.

The programme starts with courses in digital communication, digital integrated circuits, digital system design, analogue integrated circuits, and an introduction to radio electronics, providing a solid base for the continuation of the studies. Later on, a large selection of courses enables students to choose between two major tracks:

  • System-on-Chip with a focus on digital System-on-Chip design and embedded systems
  • Analogue/Digital and RF IC design with a focus on the design of mixed analogue/digital and radio-frequency integrated circuits.

The programme offers several large design-project courses, giving excellent opportunities for students to improve their design skills by using the state-of-the-art circuit and system design environments and CAD tools used in industry today. For instance, students who take the course VLSI Design will design real chips using standard CMOS technology that will be sent for fabrication, measured and evaluated in a follow-up course. Only few universities in the world have the know-how and capability to provide such courses.

Career opportunities

This master’s programme is based on internationally renowned education and research on integrated electronics, which have produced many talented electronics engineers working today in leading companies and research organisations all over the world. The programme is also strongly supported by electronics companies in Sweden. Graduates from this programme can expect excellent career opportunities in major research and development centres, both in the industry and in academic institutions worldwide. The graduates are specifically trained and qualified to work as IC design engineers in major semiconductor, IC and telecom companies. Moreover, electronics is generally the key part of the product developments for many companies in the IT industry and there is a wide range of job opportunities for expert electronics engineers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
126,000 SEK
Information
Deadline
Jan. 16, 2017
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
Sweden Linköping
Application deadline Jan. 16, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 126,000 SEK
All others (per academic year) ; Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees