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Curriculum: Master in Electronic Systems and Instrumentation, 120 credits, 120 credits

General data

Cycle: Second cycle
Ref no: 2007/123
Credits: 120
Answerable department: Department of Electronics Design
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Version valid from: 7/1/2012


The objective of this programme is to give deep knowledge in electronics devices and systems with a focus on sensor systems. The programme provides knowledge, methods, and tools for modeling and design of components, circuits, and systems. A theoretical base is given that covers a wide field within electronics system designs, from semiconductor technology to design of embedded systems. The different areas are integrated in order to give a good understanding of the different technologies possibilities and limitations. The student’s knowledge and understanding of the different technologies is strengthened by independent problem solving for specific technological problems.

Programme objective


Knowledge and understanding
For a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
- demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills
For a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
- demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
- demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
- demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
- demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.


Upon completion of the education, the student should:
- Be able to based on a given problem in electronics select the optimum technology and process
- Be able to analyze problems in the specification, design and verification of digital systems
- Implement a digital function within a larger system
- Be able to analyze a technology problem and based on that plan and document knowledge acquisition and implementation of the project
- Understanding the different technological possibilities and limitations of a system


The programme consists of 60 Credits (60 ECTS) courses as follows:

First Cycle, 25.5 Credits (25.5 ECTS)
- Electrical Engineering BA (B), Introduction to Semiconductor Technology, 6 Credits
- Electrical Engineering BA (B), Metrology, 6 Credits
- Electrical Engineering BA (A), Digital System Design with VHDL, 6 Credits
- Electrical Engineering BA (B), Programming Embedded Systems, 7.5 Credits (Option 1)
- Electrical Engineering BA (A), Microprocessor Systems Design, 7.5 Credits (Option 2)

Second Cycle, 94.5 Credits (94.5 ECTS)
- Electronics MA, Applied Digital Filters, 3 Credits
- Electronics MA, Sensor Components, 6 Credits
- Electronics MA, Applied Sensor Systems, 9 Credits
- Electronics MA, Sensor Networks, 7.5 Credits
- Elektronics MA, Machine Vision Systems, 6 Credits
- Elektronics MA, System Modelling, 3 Credits
- Electronics MA, Project in Electronics System, 15 Credits
- Eletcronics MA, Project in Sensor Systems, 15 Credits
- Electronics MA, Master's Thesis Work in Electronics, 30 Credits

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (at least 180 Credits), or equivalent, in Electronics Engineering/Electronics, Computer Engineering, Physics or Mathematics, with at least 22.5 Credits (22.5 ECTS) in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and at least 15 Credits (15 ECTS) in Electronics Engineering.
Proven language proficiency in English (English course B/English 6), for example shown from one of the following international English tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 on a paper based test and not below 4.5 on the TWE
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 on internet based test and not below 20 on the TWE
- IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.5.

Descripion of programme

The educational programme is a full-time programme for two years, including a half year master thesis project.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Programme with restricted admissions

Prerequisites for courses are given in their respective syllabus.

Teaching and examination

The study programme is given as a full-time programme and the teaching is given as lectures, laborations, projects, and seminars. All courses are given at campus. Parts of the studies are project-oriented. The students are trained to solve problems in a systematic way of increasing level of difficulty. There are written and oral exams. The gradings are given in the syllabi. The language of instruction is English.

The examination procedures are stated in the syllabus of each course.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)
Masterexamen med huvudområdet elektronik, translated into Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Electronics or Teknologie masterexamen med huvudområdet elektronik, also translated into Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Electronics, if the student has at least 30 credits in the subject of Mathematics.

Other information

During the time of the studies the course names, contents, credit units, and schedules may change. There are some possibilities to select courses. The procedure for selecting courses and available courses will be locally announced for the respective programme. To be admitted to a selectable course, the student has to be qualified.