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MSc in Electronic Systems Engineering

JPT/BPP(R2/523/7/0098)10/22

​Introduction

A master programme in Electronics Systems Engineering Programme is tailored to train young graduates and professionals with advanced design in integrated circuit design and applications and entrepreneurship skills to enable them to perform R&D and commercialisation activities and move up the value chain from the manufacturing era to the design era of the electronic industry.

Besides providing in-depth knowledge of specific subject areas, this programme is also intended to expose the graduates and engineers with a range of analytical and research skills that would be of long-term value. Graduates with an MSc in Electronic Systems Engineering degree will enhance their employment and career prospects in the telecommunication, computers, and electronics and semiconductor industry. The degree is also a good starting point for a career in research and academia.


​Programme Objective

  • Science in Electronics Systems Engineering specialists with insights to articulate complex industry problems and solutions.
  • Industry leaders with integrity towards sustainable development through continuous improvement and innovation for the betterment of society.


​Programme Outcomes

Upon graduation the candidates shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate continuing advanced knowledge in Science in Electronics Systems Engineering and have the capabilities to further develop or use these in new situations or multi-disciplinary context.
  2. Analyze and evaluate critically problems in Science in Electronics Systems Engineering particularly in situations with limited information and to provide solutions through application of appropriate tools and techniques.
  3. Appraise available information and research evidence in Science in Electronics Systems Engineering and apply it in the engineering context.
  4. Plan and perform research undertakings in Science in Electronics Systems Engineering professionally, ethically and responsibly.
  5. Report technical findings in both written and oral forms.
  6. Recognize the needs for continuing professional development in Science in Electronics Systems Engineering.


​Course Duration and Offering

This course is available in Full-Time only.

Mode
Minimum Duration
Maximum Duration
Full-Time
18 months
36 months


​Fee Structure




​Programme Curriculum Structure

Each student is required to complete 5 core modules, 3 technical elective modules, 2 management elective modules and 1 project and dissertation, and Research Methodology. The programme curriculum structure is shown as below:

Module
Credit Hours
Core Modules
EEM5013 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics for System Analysis and Design
3
EEM5023 - Advanced Digital Systems Design
3
EEM5073 - Modern Communication & Networking Systems
3
EEM5043 - Advanced Embedded Systems
3
EEM5053 - VLSI Systems Design
3
Specialisations (Choose 1 Option)​
Option A: Advanced Circuit Design​
EEM5063 - Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design
3
EEM5033 - RF Circuit Design
3
Option B: Sensors & Intelligent Systems ​​
EEM5083 - Sensors & Systems
3
​EEM5093 - Intelligent Systems
3
Opt​ion C: IC Systems Design and Validations
EEM5153 - System Verification, Test and Validation Methodologies
3
EEM5163 - Low Power VLSI Systems
3
Choose any 1
EEM5113 - Semiconductor Fabrication Technology
3
EEM5123 - Communication System Design
3
EEM5133 - Image Processing and Computer Vision
3
EEM5143 - Advanced Computer System Architecture
3
EEM5063 - Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design
3
Management Electives (Choose 2)​
SNB5012 - Operations Management
4
SNB5022 - Strategic Management
4
SNB5032 - Multinational Business and Finance
4
SFB5012 - Engineering Economy
4
University Requirement
Research Methodology
2
Dissertation
EEM520C - R&D Project
2

Programme Module Synopsis

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5013
​​Advanced Engineering Mathematics for System Analysis and Design
​​3 credits

​Essential topics in engineering mathematics, including optimization and its application to engineering, discrete-time random processes, estimation theory and modeling of engineering systems and operations using selected techniques from mathematics, statistics, and stochastic processes.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
​​EEM5023
​​Advanced Digital Systems Design
​​3 credits

​The fundamental concepts of digital design. It introduces the digital systems design flow and includes HDL (Verilog, VHDL or other languages), different level of modeling, simulation, testing, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, and programmable devices.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
​EEM5073
Modern Communication & Networking Systems
​​3 credits

A comprehensive coverage of the principles and techniques in the modern communication and networking systems. Students will be guided through a systematic lecture on the technical background, architecture, protocols and new directions in modern communication techniques and networks.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5043
Advanced Embedded Systems
​​3 credits

An in-depth overview of important topics ranging from microcontrollers and Operating System design to PCB Layout and manufacturing guidelines. The course is also intended for graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the Embedded System professional.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
​​​EM5053
VLSI Systems Design
​​3 credits

​The analysis and design of digital integrated circuits building blocks using CM OS technology. The course emphasizes on design, and requires extensive use of a circuit layout CAD tool, and SPICE for simulations.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5063
Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design
​​3 credits

The analysis and design of analog integrated circuits building blocks using CM OS technology. The course emphasizes on design, and requires extensive use of a circuit layout CAD tool, and SPICE for simulations.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5033
RF Circuit Design
​​3 credits

The design and analysis of radio-frequency circuits at the transistor level, with a focus on IC implementations, mainly in CMOS. Narrow band and broadband high-frequency amplifiers including a variety of bandwidth-extension tricks. Design of front-end circuits. Classical control concepts, phase noise, oscillators, phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers. RF power amplifiers and transceiver design.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5083
Sensors & Systems
​​3 credits

Advanced techniques for designing of measurement systems. This includes the design of electronics for sensor interfacing and pre-processing of signals for various measurements such as displacement, force, pressure, temperature and flow.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5093
Intelligent Systems
​​3 credits

The theoretical aspects of neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic techniques and in relation to the systems design and implementation. At the end of the course, students are able to analyse, conceptualise, design and implement an intelligent system using any of the techniques.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5113
Semiconductor Fabrication Technology
​​3 credits

​​Basic processes involved in IC fabrication: crystal growth to lithographic process of pattern transfer. The practical aspect would cover the major steps of a planar process used extensively in IC fabrication: oxidation, photolithography, etching, impurity doping by diffusion process, and metallization. Electrical testing of the final product to ensure quality, and conformance of product to specifications.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EM5123
Communication System Design
​​3 credits

​The application of knowledge of communication systems/ subsystems to designing and simulating and translating them for hardware realization.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5133
Image Processing and Computer Vision
​​3 credits

Theory, principles and techniques of image processing and computer vision, which includes image acquisition and display, image filtering and segmentation, image analysis and transforms. The practical aspects of the course would cover the problem solving using the techniques and in a simulation. The design project would entail implementation of solutions on real-time DSP systems.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5143
Advanced Computer System Architecture
​​3 credits

Issues pertaining to computer system architecture: measuring performance, instruction sets and improving CPU performance - pipelining, memory hierarchies, storage systems and I/O systems.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM5153
System Verification, Validation and Test Methodologies
​​3 credits

​​Issues related to system verification, tests and validation for integrated circuits such as pre-silicon verification, manufacturing tests and post silicon validation.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
​​EEM5163
Low Power VLSI Systems
​​3 credits

​​Issues pertaining to VLSI systems such as power consumption and specifications in VLSI systems, Low power circuit strategies and low power architectures.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
SNB5022
Strategic Management
​​2 credits

This capstone subject in the degree integrates and applies knowledge gained in previous units for the purpose of evaluating complex business problems and formulating policies and strategies for their solution. It seeks to develop knowledge of key strategic management concepts as well as basic skills in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of management strategies. A conceptual framework for the subject is developed covering both the domestic and global perspectives, Integration of existing knowledge in all areas business in an important part of the strategic management process.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
SNB5012
Operations Management
​​2 credits

Overview on Operations Management, Forecasting, Designing of Goods and Services, Process Strategy and Capacity planning, Decision Making Tool, Location Strategies, Maintenance and Reliability, Transportation and Assignment problems and Project.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
SFB5012
Engineering Economy
​​2 credits

​This course will cover the fundamental concept of engineering economics and its principles, methodology and application of the various methods as well as discussion on issues related to the economic of various engineering projects.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
SNB5032
Research Methodology
​​2 credits

The course covers Fundamentals of Research Methodology and Applied Sciences.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EEM520C
​R&D Project
​​2 credits

The module allows each student to work independently on an industry-based project under the supervision of a faculty member and a supervisor from the industry. The student is expected to review the subject, propose an experimental / analytical plan and follow that through to feasibility study, investigation, design / simulation, test and implementation. Each student must prepare a comprehensive technical report (MSc thesis), present and demonstrate findings and results of the project work.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with an MSc in Electronic System Engineering degree will enhance their employment and career prospects in Instrumentation and Control, Telecommunication, Computer and Embedded Systems, Electronics and Semiconductor Industry. The degree is also a good starting point for a career in research and academia.


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