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.

Validity of information

The tables below are valid for the academic year 2017/2018. There might be changes for subsequent years.

 

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 Low-Level Programming 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Team 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 (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 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 (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TFE4171 Design of Digital Systems II 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 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
TTT4120 Digital Signal Processing (*) 7,5
TTT4205 Microwave Techniques (*) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5

(*) Choose at least two of these courses

 

Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Team 7,5
TTT4215 Antenna Engineering (*) 7,5
TTT4145 Radio Communications (*) 7,5
TFE4171 Design of Digital Systems 2 (*) 7,5
TTT4212 RF/Microwave Design and Measurement Techniques (*) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5

(*) Choose at least two of these courses

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 (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5

(*) Choose at least one these courses

Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TTT4275 Estimation, Detection and Classification (*) 7,5
TTT4135 Multimedia Signal Processing (*) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
  Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization)  

(*) Choose at least one these courses

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
TTT4180 Technical Acoustics 7,5
MEDT4160 Medical Imaging Systems (*) 7,5
TFE4130 Electromagnetic and Acoustic Waves (*) 7,5
TTT4175 Marine Acoustics (*) 7,5
TTT4185 Speech Technology (*) 7,5
TTT4197 Music Acoustics (*) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5

(*) Choose at least two of these courses

Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TTT4250 Acoustic Measurement Techniques 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 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
TFE4161 Photonics I 7,5
TFE4162 Nanoelectronics I 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5
Course code Course name Credits
 – Experts in Teamwork 7,5
TFE4163 Nanoelectronics II (*) 7,5
TFE4166 Photonics II (*) 7,5
 – Elective (See Study plan. Choose year and specialization) 7,5

(*) Choose at least one of these courses

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