Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This programme is aimed at future integrated circuit (IC) designers with in-depth knowledge of analogue, mixed signal and digital circuits. You will gain experience in both the practical issues of device-level design and system-level performance requirements. A key feature is the balanced approach to both analogue and digital IC design, and the in-depth treatment of low power circuits and embedded systems. We cover issues that are related to digital system design using modern programming languages, to embedded systems and their OS, to the design of high performance systems based on GPUs and FPGAs, to the design of low power and high performance analogue circuits, as well as issues related to communication of systems (optical and RF) and to MEMS and nanotechnology. Our MSc in Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Assessment methods involve the following: Coursework; Examinations and Practical.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £31,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum requirement of first-class degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or a related subject with a substantial electrical/electronic engineering component.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve the College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification: Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements); Higher 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements).