MSc in Embedded Electronics Engineering

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Embedded Electronics Engineering

Lund University

Programme overview

Embedded Electronics Engineering offers a wide perspective, where digital and analogue design is regarded as one unit in which different domains interact. The focus is on CMOS, where billions of devices are used to build a system on a single silicon die. The programme is demanding and unique in its offering, a perfect preparation for your future career. It spans areas from radio frequency (RF) circuits through to data conversion and digital circuits. Another distinguishing programme feature is that circuit design is linked to the area of wireless communication, where RF front-ends are co-designed with digital baseband, which provides the opportunity to build complete transceivers. Due to the extensive local industry, the programme is closely linked with a variety of private companies, which ensures that our courses maintain high market relevance. In some cases our students’ degree projects result in patent registrations and the opportunity to publish their work at international conferences.

Special features of the programme:

  • The focus is on applied studies in digital IC design, analogue/RF IC design and mixed signal/data conversion IC design.
  • All taught study involves hands-on laboratory work using the most modern CAD tools and IC technologies.
  • After the initial taught courses, students undertake a large project where the student starts from a digital or analogue design specification and carries it through to silicon realisation.
  • The programme is taught by world leading researchers and there are very strong links to research in the field. The focus is on applied studies in digital IC design, analogue/RF IC design and mixed signal/data conversion IC design.

Career prospects

After completing this programme you will be ready for a career, or further research studies, in circuits and systems with a focus on VLSI design. Designers in this area are very attractive on the global job market. Lund itself is a part of one of the fastest growing regions in Europe, with a large concentration of interesting companies in the field, large and small, such as Sony, Ericsson, Axis, ARM Sweden, Oticon and GN Resound. The European Spallation Source (ESS) and MAX IV, both located in Lund, will also offer students many exciting career opportunities. Furthermore, perhaps the most interesting career option is to continue towards a PhD. The final semester degree project offers students the opportunity to work alongside our current PhD students to get a taste for what a career in research is like. This route is very popular with our Master’s students, and a large number of graduates have chosen to continue their studies, both in Lund and at other research institutions around the world.

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Note! This programme has recently changed name from ”Master’s Programme in System-on-Chip”. The programme in itself, has not been altered, nor the name of the degree awarded. The sole purpose of the change, is to make the name better reflect the content of the programme. It will take us some time to update all communication material. We apologise for any confusion that might occur during this period of transition.

Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price Free