Master in System-on-Chip Design
For more than 20 years, integrated electronics has been the major technological force shaping our everyday lives. Today’s trend is shifting from personal computers to personal communication and computing, where system knowledge and expertise is summarised by single-chip solutions incorporating both hardware and software.
The System-on-Chip Design Master’s programme includes the key areas of knowledge and skills required to command the system-on-chip technology, namely hardware design, embedded software design, analogue circuit and radio design, systems engineering and extensive practical project work.
The programme begins with a mandatory block of courses, which is followed by one of two specialisations: The ASIC/SoC Design track addresses the problem of chip-level design and integration of functional blocks and integrated circuits in nanoscale CMOS technology. It covers the details of circuit design methodology and tools, trade-off analysis between power, area and performance, and hardware implementation in silicon technology; it bridges circuit design and nanoscale technologies to architectural strategies and provides an understanding of the future development in this field.
The Embedded Electronics track addresses the problem of designing, assembling, dimensioning and verifying embedded systems including the embedded software. It covers the details of the digital design flow, the verification of embedded systems, and the hardware dependent software layers.
The degree project may be carried out at KTH, at other universities, research institutes or at a company in Sweden or abroad. Projects in industry are particularly encouraged.
Potential employers of System-on-Chip Design graduates are companies that design and develop electronic components and embedded systems in the telecom, automotive, automation, security, consumer electronics, and a variety of other industries. Due to the international setting of the programme, graduates are well suited to work in global corporations on any continent. A relatively large proportion of graduates have also pursued PhD studies at universities in Sweden and abroad.
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Last updated September 23, 2016