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Master's Programme (60 credits) in Electronics Design, 60 credits



In this one-year master’s program, you will develop your expertise in the electronics field, creating opportunities to work with advanced electronics development. The program gives you a solid background in semiconductor technology as well as in component and circuit design. You specialize in the design and realization of new electronics components and sensors based on nanotechnology and wireless technologies for future embedded electronics and communication systems.

The program is linked to Electronics Center in Halmstad – ECH (www.hh.se/ech) which is a collaboration between Halmstad University and companies in the electronics industry. The focus is on research and development of embedded systems and hardware for the future Internet of Things (IoT).

The thesis is done in collaboration with the University’s research groups or with the industry. The research group in micro- and nanoelectronics is a member of a consortium linked to Lund University, within which it is possible to do advanced thesis work in a clean room environment.

The master’s program entails 60 credits. It is intended for students with a previous Bachelor degree in electrical engineering, of at least 180 credits. The program is intended for full time studies over two semesters. Instruction is generally in the form of lectures, seminars, laboratory work, consultation and project work. Several courses have compulsory assignments that shall be presented both in writing and orally. Instruction in all courses will be conducted in English. Each course has a mandatory practical component in an IoT project that spans over the first three quarters of the programme. The IoT project connects the courses and strengthens the intended learning outcomes within the field of electronics design.

Degrees
In Swedish: Teknologie magisterexamen med huvudområdet elektonik. In English: Degree of Master of Science (One Year) with a major in Electronics.

Specific eligibility requirements
Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject.

Courses in electrical engineering of at least 90 higher education credits, including electronics, semiconductor components and thesis.

Courses in mathematics of at least 30 higher education credits or courses including calculus, linear algebra and transform methods.

Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.


Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:
  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90


Selection rules and procedure
Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

Contents
The following courses are offered within the programme
Semester 1:
  • Semiconductor Devices, 7.5 credits
  • Applied Electromagnetics, 7.5 credits
  • Optoelectronics, 7.5 credits
  • High-frequency Electronics, 7.5 credits
Semester 2:
  • Nanoelectronics, 7.5 credits
  • Wireless Embedded Systems, 7.5 credits
  • Thesis, 15 credits
Subject to changes.

A student who takes part of the education at another university, for example as part of an exchange programme, may include other, equivalent courses from the other university in the degree.

Programme information

Rate of study:
Full time(100%)/daytime

Study period:
Autumn semester 2019

Application:
Fees
Educational level:
Advanced

Location:
Halmstad

Study programme:
Link to study programme (PDF)Study programme     

Further information:
Programme director
Ross Friel

Updated 2018-09-05