Master of Engineering  (Computer and Microelectronic Systems)


The program is an advanced degree program that exposes and updates students to cutting-edge technologies and techniques in computer engineering, IC microchip design, microelectronics system and advanced electronics in new generation technologies. With the ever increase demand in digital devices, semiconductor based companies are facing the challenges of producing higher performance, cost effective, but smaller microchips. This program covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of computer engineering and microelectronics system. It is designed especially for engineers to complement their industrial expertise and enhance their knowledge skills. The MKEH Masters program has been designed specializing in Computer and Microelectronics System in order to prepare engineers for these challenges.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. PEO1: To produce postgraduates with multidisciplinary knowledge needed for designing, integrating and optimizing solutions, central to modern computer and microelectronics systems.
  2. PEO2: To produce postgraduates who are able to generate new knowledge, idea and technique in computer and microelectronics systems.
  3. PEO3: To produce postgraduates who are able to function in R&D research team and innovative industrial ventures.
  4. PEO4: To produce postgraduates who are able to consistently perform their responsibilities ethically and professionally.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Graduates from this program are expected to have the following outcomes:

  1. PLO1: Attain advanced knowledge on theories, methods and applications in computer and microelectronic systems.
  2. PLO2: Able to demonstrate proficiency in relevant analytical methods, simulations, and/or experiments to perform research.
  3. PLO3: Able to critically solve problems and apply engineering knowledge in design and development.
  4. PLO4: Able to plan and perform research undertakings responsibly, professionally and ethically.
  5. PLO5: Able to communicate, and express knowledge and ideas effectively.
  6. PLO6: Able to continue life-long learning and apply technology for the betterment of humanity.

Program Structure

Compulsory Courses (12 credits)
MKEL 1113 Nano-electronic Devices
MKEL 1123 Advanced Microprocessor Systems
MKEL 1173 Advanced Digital System Design
MKEL 1193 Analog CMOS Design

Elective Courses* – Choose 5 courses (15 credits, may include 1 course from other program)
MKEL 1133 Integrated Circuit Testing
MKEL 1143 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
MKEL 1163 VLSI Circuits & Design
MKEL 1183 Advanced Computer Architecture
MKEL 1223 Random Process
MKEL 1233 Image Processing
MKEL 1243 Software Engineering
MKEL 1253 Speech Processing
MKEL 1263 Special Topic in Electronic Engineering
MKEL 1273 VLSI Design Automation
MKEL 1283 Hardware Software Co-Design

Masters Project (10 credits)
MKEH 1814 Research Project Proposal (4 credits)
MKEH 1826 Research Project Thesis (6 credits)

Other required courses (6 credits)
U*** ###3 Non-technical subject
MKEU 0013 Introduction to Research Methodology in Electrical Engineering


Please refer to the course synopses page for course description.