This programme focuses 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.

Electronics Engineering, Master's Programme

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Linköping

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Electronics Engineering, Master's Programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Linköping

Modern society depends on reliable and efficient electronics supporting a wide range of application areas such as broadband communications, high-speed computing, healthcare, automotive, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and more. This means that the demand for engineers with the knowledge required to lead the design of complex integrated circuits and systems will remain high for the foreseeable future.

This programme is organised by several strong divisions with excellent teaching experience and close research collaboration with many companies worldwide. It provides you with 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.

Two specialisations

The first year offers courses in digital and analogue integrated circuits, digital systems design, digital communication, and an introduction to radio electronics. Later on, you choose between two specialisations:

  • 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.

Design-project courses with the latest software

Several design-project courses provide excellent opportunities for you to improve your design skills. You will be introduced to state-of-the-art circuit and system design environments and CAD tools which are being used in the industry today. As an example, in the VLSI Design course, you will design real chips using standard CMOS technology. These chips are sent for fabrication and later measured and evaluated in a follow-up course. Only a few select universities around the world have the know-how and capability to provide such courses, and LiU is one of them.

Syllabus and course details

A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our Study Information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Admission requirements” tab at the top of the page.

Career opportunities

Our graduates can expect excellent career opportunities in major research and development centres, both in the industry and in academic institutions worldwide. You will be specifically trained and qualified to work as an IC design engineer in major semiconductor, IC and telecom companies. You will also be well prepared for further studies towards a doctoral degree.

Alumni insights

Bo Sun – China – Development Engineer, Arccore AB (Sweden)

”I like the way the university is set up, there is not too much pressure and the emphasis is on knowledge. If you fail an exam there are chances to try again. It’s about improving your knowledge, not about simply passing tests. The software we used to design the chips is the same software that companies like Intel use. I can start working immediately because I already know the software.”


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