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Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design

Imperial College London
1 year
Full time
Master's degree

About this program

Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design

Our MSc in Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit 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 a 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.

Admission requirements

Language requirement

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. 

For more information about the requirement please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • A1 LAB (Spring)
  • Advanced Digital System Design (Spring)
  • Analogue Integrated Circuits and Systems (Autumn)
  • Analogue Signal Processing (Spring)
  • Full-Custom Integrated Circuit Design (Autumn)

Optional Modules

You choose either four or five* modules from below.

  • Advanced Computer Architecture (Spring)
  • Advanced Electronic Devices (Spring)
  • Digital Signal Processing and Digital Filters (Autumn)
  • High Performance Analogue Electronics (Spring)
  • High Performance Computing for Engineers (Autumn)
  • Instrumentation (Spring)
  • MEMS and Nanotechnology (Spring)
  • Microwave Technology (Autumn)
  • Optical Communication (Autumn)
  • Radio Frequency Electronics (Spring)

Research Project

You will also carry out an individual research project: three months part-time (January–March) and four months full-time (June–September).

The project gives you the opportunity to carry out research that deepens your knowledge of an area in which you have a special interest.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


The tuition fee for Home and EU Students 2020 entry is £14.000 per year.

The tuition fee for Overseas and Islands Students 2020 entry is £32,500 per year.

About this institute

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