MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME, 2 YEARS

Electronic Systems Design

– Programme components

Sense-IT lab (image) -Photo: Geir Mogen

The Master of Science in Electronic Systems Design is a two-year full-time programme of study (120 ECTS). Each study year is divided in two semesters.

 

Embedded Systems

This specialization teaches how to specify and design digital systems using integrating processors. An important aspect is how to distribute the design on hardware, software and operating systems, and to master high-level computer languages for development and programming of digital systems. Examples of applications are; energy demanding and fast computer systems, adaptive pressure sensors, wireless communications, and medical sensors. This specialization is in collaboration with the department of computer science (IDI).

Course code Course name Credits
TFE4152 Design of Integrated Circuits 7,5
TFE4141 Design of Digital Systems I 7,5
TDT4258 Energy Efficient Computer Des. 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TFE4171 Design of Digital Systems II 7,5
TTK4145 Real-time Programming 7,5
TDT4260 Computer Architecture 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Elective 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Specialization Course 7,5
 – Specialization – Project 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Master's Thesis 30
 

Design of Digital Circuits

This specialization is focused on design of integrated circuits, on-chip circuits, programmable logic, micro-controllers and microprocessors. It teaches how to use software for design of circuits and systems, simulations, verification, testing and optimization with regard to power consumption and space. Applications can be found in environmental sensor systems, medical equipment, video, audio and mobile units.

Course code Course name Credits
TFE4152 Design of Integrated Circuits 7,5
TFE4141 Design of Digital Systems I 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TFE4171 Design of Digital Systems II 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Elective 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Specialization Course 7,5
 – Specialization – Project 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Master's Thesis 30
 

Analog Circuit Design and Radio Systems

This specialization trains the student in methods and technology for the design and simulation of analog, mixed and RF integrated circuits with emphasis on low-power consumption. Examples are; D/A and A/D converters, ASIC for MEMS, RF and CMOS. It provides an overview of components that are part of radio systems. Applications can be found in analysis, construction, and fabrication technologies of microwave and high-speed components, antennas and MMIC circuits and RF instrumentation and measurement techniques.

Course code Course name Credits
TFE4152 Design of Integrated Circuits 7,5
TFE4187 Analog CMOS I 7,5
TTT4205 Microwave Techniques 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TTT4215 Antenna Engineering 7,5
TTT4145 Radio Communications 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Elective 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Specialization Course 7,5
 – Specialization – Project 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Master's Thesis 30
 

Signal Processing and Communications

This specialization provides knowledge in digital signal processing, communications and information theory and their applications within broadband communications, multimedia technology, sensor networks, the internet of things and medical image processing. It teaches about systems for wireless communications, design of automatic medical systems, space and navigational systems. Applications can be found in surveillance systems covering everything from medical patients to the environment and natural resources. Other examples are systems for disabled, and intelligent systems for energy surveillance (smart grids).

Course code Course name Credits
TTT4120 Digital Signal Processing 7,5
TFE4130 Electromagnetic and Acoustic Waves 7,5
TTT4185 Speech Technology 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TTT4115 Communications Theory 7,5
TTT4145 Radio Communications 7,5
TTT4135 Multimedia Signal Processing 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
TTT4130 Digital Communications 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Specialization Course 7,5
 – Specialization – Project 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Master's Thesis 30
 

Acoustics

This specialization provides knowledge about sound in air, water and building materials, as well as acoustic measurement techniques and signal processing. It also teaches about hearing sound perception. Applications are found in; environmental acoustics and noise, indoor and building acoustics, underwater communications, acoustic remote sensing and music and audiology.

Course code Course name Credits
TTT4120 Digital Signal Processing 7,5
TFE4130 Electromagnetic and Acoustic Waves 7,5
TTT4180 Technical Acoustics 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TTT4250 Acoustic Measurement Techniques 7,5
TTT4170 Audio Technology 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
TTT4175 Marine Acoustics 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Specialization Course 7,5
 – Specialization – Project 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Master's Thesis 30
 

Nano Electronics and Photonics

This specialization teaches the underlying ideas of how electronic components are fabricated and how they work on a quantum level. It also describes how electromagnetic radiation can be used for characterization of components and for medical imaging. Applications are found in the R&D of novel electric and magnetic components for information storage, improved speed and low-power consumption, and new methods for medical characterization of tissue.

Course code Course name Credits
TFE4130 Electromagnetic and Acoustic Waves 7,5
TFE4160 Electrooptics and Lasers 7,5
TFE4187 Analog CMOS I 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TFE4177 Semiconductor Physics with Lab 7,5
TFE4165 Applied Photonics 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Elective 7,5
 – Elective 7,5
 – Specialization Course 7,5
 – Specialization Project 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Master's Thesis 30