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Programme structure: Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering (MSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Design Verification COMS31700 10 Mandatory
Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis (M) EENGM1400 10 Mandatory
Integrated Circuit Electronics EENGM6011 10 Mandatory
Embedded and Real-Time Systems EENG34030 10 Mandatory
Engineering Research Skills EENGM0004 20 Mandatory
VLSI Design M EENGM4050 10 Mandatory
Advanced DSP & FPGA Implementation EENGM4120 10 Mandatory
Analogue Integrated Circuit Design EENGM6030 10 Mandatory
Research Project EENGM8000 60 Mandatory
Wireless Networking and Sensing in e-Healthcare EENGM0013 10 Mandatory
Students should also select 20 credit points from the following list:
Advanced Computer Architecture COMSM0109 10 Optional
Sustainability, Technology and Business COMSM0006 10 Optional
An Introduction to High Performance Computing COMS30005 10 Optional
Computational Neuroscience COMSM2127 10 Optional
Device Interconnect - Principles and Practice EENGM4230 10 Optional
Biosensors EENGM0005 10 Optional
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional
MSc Advanced Microelectric Systems Engineering   180  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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