The programme in Electronics Engineering at Linköping University provides 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 transceivers design.
The modern society depends to a large extent on reliable and efficient electronics. Mobile phones, internet, PCs and TVs are just a few examples that constantly improve in terms of functionality, performance and cost. In addition, there are a 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 vast industrial opportunities in the future, and also a high demand for competent engineers with the required knowledge and skills to lead the design of such complex integrated circuits and systems.
The programme is arranged by several strong divisions at the department of Electrical Engineering and the department of Computer and Information Science. These groups, which include more than 60 researchers and 10 internationally recognised professors, have excellent teaching experience, world-class research activities which cover nearly the entire field of integrated electronic design, state-of-the-art laboratories and design environments, as well as close research collaboration with many companies worldwide.
The programme starts with courses in digital communication, digital integrated circuits, digital system design, analogue integrated circuits and an introduction to radio electronics, providing a solid base for the continuation of the studies. Later on, a large selection of courses provides two major tracks of studies, including common and specific courses. The tracks are:
The programme offers several large design project courses, giving excellent opportunities for students to improve their design skills by using the same state-of-the-art circuit and system design environments and CAD tools that are used in industry today. For instance, in the project course VLSI Design students will design real chips using standard CMOS technology that will be sent for fabrication, measured and evaluated in a follow-up course. Only few universities in the world have the know-how and capability to provide such courses.
This master’s programme is based on internationally renowned education and research on integrated electronics, which have produced many talented electronics engineers working today in leading companies and research organisations all over the world. The programme is also strongly supported by electronics companies in Sweden. Graduates from this programme can expect excellent career opportunities in major research and development centres, both in the industry and in academic institutions worldwide. The graduates are specifically trained and qualified to work as IC design engineers in major semiconductor, IC and telecom companies. Moreover, electronics is generally the key part of the product developments for many companies in the IT industry and there is a wide range of job opportunities for expert electronics engineers.
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