Master of Microelectronics System Design Nile University

Course details

Microelectronics is the primary medium for implementing communication, computer and control systems. They are at the core of the latest innovations in the automotive industry and aerospace engineering. Laptops, Ipods, mobile phones, and the Internet are part of our everyday experience thanks to modern electronics.

Nile University's Microelectronics System Design program focuses on state-of-the-art Integrated Circuit (IC) design and design methodologies. A special emphasis is placed on design flow, system-level issues, and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, including modeling, synthesis, and simulation at various levels of abstraction. The program of study should naturally lead into hot areas of research as well as practical development work, whether the students choose the "thesis option" of the program (M.Sc.), or through course projects if they take the "course-based option" (M.Eng.). Both options include an offering of core courses, specialized electives, and several business and management courses. At the end of the program, students will have gone through the whole design cycle from concept all the way down to verification, or tape-out. They will acquire hands-on experience in the design of microelectronics circuits and systems, coupled with a foundation in entrepreneurship and management that would enable them to make an immediate impact in the marketplace.

Who should attend/Target Market

The program is specifically designed to provide a program of study for graduates wishing to pursue a career in the area of Microelectronics Design, or as a route to Continual Professional Development if they are already working in the Microelectronics industry. Positions graduates are expected to hold include: IC Designer, Senior IC Designer, Design Team Leader, and Design Manager, in the areas of Digital, Analog, RF, and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will have had extensive hands-on design experience, and will be prepared to make an immediate contribution to microelectronic designs in companies specializing in the design of integrated circuits and systems, as well as companies developing EDA tools. Additionally, graduates will be able to make buiness decisions which will complement their technical expertise, and empower them to be agents of growth in the Microelectronics design industry in Egypt.


The program (36 credits required for graduation) of study consists of a core, specialized electives for depth, optional courses for breadth, and business and management courses. The core courses will provide the students with the basics of design flow for different implementations (ASICs, FPGA, and full custom) including tradeoffs for performance, design time, economics, etc. Specialized electives cover a range of topics including Analog Design, RF Microelectronics, Computer-Aided Design, and Modeling, Analysis, & Optimization of High Performance ICs. The program is further enriched through a choice of courses that broadens the students' horizons such as Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, and Computer & Network Architecture. Business and Management courses complement the course offering for both the M.Sc. and the M.Eng. options.

About Nile University

Nile University (NU) is a world class research institution of learning committed to excellence in education and research.  NU was officially inaugurated. Nile University is a national (Ahleya), non-governmental and non-profit university and a leader in technology and business education in Egypt and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.  Its business and technology-based programs and research centers are designed to address critical areas of vital importance to the economic growth and prosperity of the people of Egypt and the region and to engage in cutting edge applied research.

Research undertaken at NU is conducted in collaboration with top local and international leaders from industry, academia, governmental entities and NGOs.

NU offers programs leading to Diplomas, Masters and PhD degrees and a strategic set of undergraduate programs in selected areas as Theyll as executive education and professional development programs. NU’s graduate programs are offered in collaboration with international partners that are distinguished in their respective fields.

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