Full-time on-campus: 1 year (MSc), 9 months (Diploma), 4 months (Certificate). Part-time on-campus or by distance learning: 21 months to 6 years (MSc), 18 months to 5 years (Diploma), 12 months to 3 years (Certificate). Any of the available study modes are open to continuing education attendees.
MSc in System Level Integration
iSLI offers a modular MSc in system level integration designed specifically for graudates in electronic engineering, computer science, physics and other relevant disciplines. The course has been designed with substantial input from industry and is recognised as the world's first postgraduate qualification aimed specifically at engineers working in leading edge hardware and software domains.
The MSc concentrates on the understanding of the process of SoC design, the use of IP blocks and the architecture of modern electronic systems.
Study takes place in purpose built lecture theatre and each student is assigned their own desk and computer situated within an open plan work area with access to industry design tools.
Successful students graduate with a joint degree of iSLI's partner universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde. This prestigious qualification reflects the strength of collaboration between the academic partners and the importance they attach to this subject.
UK students - a number of iSLI MSc scholarships are available for UK students. All Scholarship applications are considered on a competitive basis and the final decision rests with the MSc Manager. Students interested in applying for a scholarhip should submit an MSc application form.
International students - a number of funding options are available for international students.
* SLI Methodology Overview
* System Partitioning
* IP Block Authoring
* IP Block Integration
* VLSI Design
* Embedded Software I - SoC and RTOS
* Real Life SLI Implementation
* Introduction to Embedded Software Engineering
* Introduction to UNIX
* Introduction to Hardware Design
OPTIONAL: EMBEDDED SOFTWARE
* Embedded Software 2 - Sensor Network Systems
* Embedded Software 3 - Networked Applications
OPTIONAL: HARDWARE DESIGN
* Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
* Analogue and Mixed Signal Design
* FPGAs for DSP & Communication
OPTIONAL: APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS
* DSP for Communications
* Mobile & Multimedia Communications
* Broadband Networks
Master of Science – students should accumulate a minimum of 120 module credits passed at Masters level including ALL compulsory modules, and complete and pass a Masters project of 60 credits value.
Postgraduate Diploma – students should accumulate a minimum of 120 module credits passed at Diploma level including ALL compulsory modules.
Postgraduate Certificate – students should accumulate a minimum of 60 module credits passed at Diploma level.