Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering


The programme is run jointly by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, and spans the topics from both disciplines required for rapid professional advancement in the Microelectronics design industry.

The Microelectronics Group at the University of Bristol has many collaborative links with multinational companies in the microelectronics industry, both locally and internationally, who have identified a shortfall in graduates with the necessary qualifications and professional skills to work in the sector. The MSc in Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering (AMSE) has been designed to meet these requirements.

As part of this programme you will be taught a range of core subjects including:

  • Analogue integrated circuit (IC) design
  • Very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) of circuits using semi-custom and full-custom approaches
  • Advanced concepts in computer architecture including many core architectures and parallel programming
  • Embedded and real-time systems
  • Hardware/software co-design and verification
  • Digital filters and spectral analysis

You will also have the opportunity to learn about new paradigms in microelectronics such as computational neuroscience, and bio sensors and their applications.

This programme offers you a great opportunity to learn from experts who are world-leading in their respective fields - an invaluable experience whether you intend to start working straight after your degree or continue your studies via a PhD.

Please visit the programme structure pages for the Taught units available.

The MSc in Advanced Microelectronics System Engineering is aimed at graduates with at least an upper second class bachelors degree (or international equivalent) in an engineering (preferably Electrical and Electronic or similar) or related physical sciences discipline.

The course and programme director is Dr Dinesh Pamunuwa from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.