Electronics Engineering, Master's Programme, 120 credits

Electronics Engineering, masterprogram, 120 hp

Teaching language

English

Campus

Linköping

Degree

Master of Science (two years) with a major in Electrical Engineering

Pace of study

Full-time

Purpose

The objective of this master's programme is to provide a strong and competitive education in Electronics Engineering, with emphasis on design of integrated circuits and System-on-Chip in advanced semiconductor technologies as well as embedded systems. The motivation behind the programme is the growing global demand for electronics engineers with knowledge and skills in design of digital, analogue, and Radio Frequency (RF) integrated circuits and System-on-Chip (SoC), combined with in-depth knowledge in signal processing, application specific processors, embedded systems design, modern communications systems, and radio transceivers design. Mobile phones, internet, PCs and TVs, are just a few examples that constantly improve in functionality, performance and cost. In addition, there is growing number of concepts and technologies which will significantly improve areas such as mobile and broadband communications, healthcare, automotive, robotics, energy-systems management, entertainment, consumer electronics, public safety and security, industrial applications, and much more. This indicates that there will be large industrial opportunities in the future, and also large demand for competent engineers with the required knowledge and skills to lead the design of such complex integrated circuits and systems.    

Aim

Knowledge and reasoning in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering

Graduates from the Master's programme in Electronics Engineering should

  • have a solid knowledge in design of integrated circuits and System-on-Chip (SoC), as well as in-depth understanding of signal processing, application specific processors, embedded systems design, and modern communications systems.
  • understand, formulate, and solve the complex problems related to the design of integrated circuits and system-on-chip.
  • be able to apply modern methodologies for design of integrated circuits and systems.
  • be able to carry out modelling, simulation, and physical design of RF, analogue, and digital integrated circuits and systems in advanced semiconductor technologies
  • be able to make effective use of computers and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tool environments
  • be able to carry out measurement and evaluation of integrated circuits and systems.

Personal and professional skills and attributes

Graduates from the Master's programme in Electronics Engineering should

  • be able to formulate a model for a relevant problem and critically evaluate its validity.
  • be creative, enterprising and take responsibility for the own contribution to the solution of a problem.

Interpersonal skills: teamwork and communication

Graduates from the Master's programme in Electronics Engineering should

  • be capable of teamwork and active collaboration within a group by sharing tasks and responsibilities
  • be able to initialize, plan, carry out and evaluate scientific and engineering projects
  • be able to communicate and to give presentations in English, orally and in writing

Conceiving, designing, implementing, and operating systems in the enterprise and social context

Graduates from the Master's programme in Electronics Engineering should

  • have a deep insight into the broad field of science and engineering: from initial concepts to implementation aspects
  • be aware of the impact of science and engineering on society

Content

The programme includes two years of studies, and it contains both compulsory and elective courses.

The first semester consists of a set of compulsory courses providing the necessary knowledge in digital and analog integrated circuits, telecommunications, RF electronics and design of digital systems.

Education profiles

During the second and third semester it is compulsory for the student to follow one of the two specializations (tracks) in the programs, and they are:

  • System on Chip with focus on digital system on chip design and embedded systems
  • Analogue/Digital and RF IC Design with emphasis on design of mixed Analogue/Digital and radio frequency integrated circuits

 

A specialization consists of a set of compulsory courses, and the compulsory courses for each specialization are given by the Curriculum. For the System on Chip specialization the compulsory courses are:

  • System Design and Methodology
  • VLSI Design
  • Design of Embedded DSP Processor
  • Evaluation of an Integrated Circuit
  • Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development 

 

and for the Analogue/Digital and RF IC Design specialization the compulsory courses are:

  • Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits
  • VLSI Design
  • Evaluation of an Integrated Circuit
  • Radio Frequency Transceiver Design
  • Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development 

 

In addition to the compulsory courses during the second and third semester the program offers a large number of complementary and highly related elective courses offered within both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which can be selected by students depending on the individual directions of interests.

Finally, the fourth semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis project.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • 20 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or applications of mathematics relevant for the programme, including courses in calculus, linear algebra, probability, transform methods 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)

Degree thesis

The thesis should be based on the high quality scientific content and carried out in close contact with the research groups involved in the programme and in the area of the profile chosen by the students. Without special permission a thesis work may be performed in the following subject areas:

  • Electronic Devices
  • Electronic Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Engineering

Degree requirements

The programme is designed to give the Master's Degree "Teknologie masterexamen i elektroteknik" translated to "Master of Science (2 years) with a major Electrical Engineering".

 

The requirements are the following:

  • a Bachelor's degree as specified in the entrance requirements
  • course requirements for a total of 120 ECTS credits from courses from the curriculum of the programme, or after special decision from the programme board, and thesis work.
  • passed the requirements for all compulsory courses
  • courses on advancement level A (advanced) 90 ECTS credits including:
    • at least 30 ECTS credits courses from the major subject, Electrical Engineering
    • a 30 ECTS credits Master's Thesis in the major subject, Electrical Engineering
  • at least 45 ECTS credits from courses in mathematics or applications of mathematics from the Bachelor level (basic) or Master level (advanced), see list of specific courses
  • a Master's thesis presented and passed according to the regulations at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Courses overlapping each other regarding contents are not allowed to be included in the degree. Courses used for the Bachelor's degree can never be included in the Master's degree.

Degree in Swedish

Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Electrical Engineering

Degree in English

Master of Science (two years) with a major in Electrical Engineering

Specific information

Certain PhD courses can be taken by master students. Please contact the directors of graduate studies:

  • Deptartment of Electrical Engineering, forskarstudierektor@isy.liu.se
  • Deptartment of Computer and Information Science, forskarstudierektor@ida.liu.se

Common rules

See also common rules

Semester 1 (Autumn 2017)

Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
Period 1
TSKS01 Digital Communication 6* A1X 4 C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSTE12 Design of Digital Systems 6 A1X 3 C
TSTE86 Digital Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 2 C
Period 2
TSEK02 Radio Electronics 6 A1X 3 C
TSEK37 Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 1 C
TSKS01 Digital Communication 6* A1X 4 C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.

Semester 2 (Spring 2018)

Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
Period 1
TDTS07 System Design and Methodology 6 A1X 1 E
THEN24 Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development 6* G1X - C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK06 VLSI Design 12* A1X 4 C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK38 Radio Frequency Transceiver Design 6 A1X 2 C
TSKS13 Wireless Communications 6 A1X 4 E
TSTE08 Analog and Discrete-Time Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 3 E
TSTE14 Analog Filters 6 A1X 2 E
Period 2
THEN24 Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development 6* G1X - C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK06 VLSI Design 12* A1X 4 C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSKS14 Multiple Antenna Communications 6 A1X 2 E
TSTE06 Digital Filters 6 A1X 3 E
TSTE87 Application-Specific Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 2 E
Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
Period 1
TDDD25 Distributed Systems 6 A1X 2 E
TDTS07 System Design and Methodology 6 A1X 1 C
THEN24 Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development 6* G1X - C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK06 VLSI Design 12* A1X 4 C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSTE08 Analog and Discrete-Time Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 3 E
Period 2
TDDC78 Programming of Parallel Computers - Methods and Tools 6 A1X 3 E
THEN24 Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development 6* G1X - C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK06 VLSI Design 12* A1X 4 C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSKS14 Multiple Antenna Communications 6 A1X 2 E
TSTE06 Digital Filters 6 A1X 3 E
TSTE87 Application-Specific Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 2 E

Semester 3 (Autumn 2018)

Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
Period 1
TNE071 Microwave Engineering 6 A1X 1 E
TSEA26 Design of Embedded DSP Processor 6 A1X 1 E
TSEA84 Digital Design Project 6* A1X 3 E
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK03 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 2 C
TSEK11 Evaluation of an Integrated Circuit 2 A1X 4 C
TSTE25 Power Electronics 6 A1X 3 E
Period 2
TFYA39 Semiconductor Technology 6 A1X 3 E
TNE083 Antenna Theory 6 A1X 2 E
TSEA84 Digital Design Project 6* A1X 3 E
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSTE26 Powergrid and Technology for Renewable Production 6 A1X 3 E
TSTE85 Low Power Electronics 6 A1X 2 E
Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
Period 1
TDTS08 Advanced Computer Architecture 6 A1X 2 E
TSEA26 Design of Embedded DSP Processor 6 A1X 1 C
TSEA84 Digital Design Project 6* A1X 3 E
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSEK03 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits 6 A1X 2 E
TSEK11 Evaluation of an Integrated Circuit 2 A1X 4 C
TSTE17 System Design 12* A1X 4 E
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSTE25 Power Electronics 6 A1X 3 E
Period 2
TDDD07 Real Time Systems 6 A1X 4 E
TDDD56 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 A1X 2 E
TFYA39 Semiconductor Technology 6 A1X 3 E
TSEA44 Computer Hardware - a System on Chip 6 A1X 1 E
TSEA84 Digital Design Project 6* A1X 3 E
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSTE17 System Design 12* A1X 4 E
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
TSTE26 Powergrid and Technology for Renewable Production 6 A1X 3 E
TSTE85 Low Power Electronics 6 A1X 2 E

Semester 4 (Spring 2019)

Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
Period 1
TQXX30 Degree project - Master’s Thesis 30* A1X - C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
Period 2
TQXX30 Degree project - Master’s Thesis 30* A1X - C
* The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods.
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