Master course in
Electronic Engineering
OrientaTIONS
The orientations: an overview from a project level perspective
The various orientations cover the four levels of design of an Electronic System in different ways, starting from the Technology point of view and then moving on to Devices, Circuits & Architectures, up to the System & Application level.
The following illustration, combined with the previous on the course structure, gives an idea of what levels are covered by the various orientations.
The orientations: an overview from a project level perspective
A few more details
Micro / nanoelectronic systems
Objective
  • Electronic technologies and micro / nano technologies for sensors and biomedicine
  • Micro and Nano Integrated Systems
Content
  • Technological and modelling bases (not only in Electronics but also Mechanics, Optics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine)
  • Construction of a complete system, from micro / nano systems to management of interfaces with the outside.
ELN / OPTOEL devices and technologies
Objective
  • Electronic technology and microtechnology
  • different application sectors (radio, optical, transducers, sensors, ...)
Content
  • Modelling and technology of devices and structures (semiconductors, organic or polymer materials)
  • Electrical, thermal and structural characterization
  • Technologic CAD
  • micromachining techniques
Analog and power design
Objective
  • Front-end between the physical world (analog) and (digital) information processing
  • Back-end between numerical results and physical world (actuators - Mechatronics Industrial Automation)
Content
  • Design of analog integrated circuits
  • Components and power circuits
  • Integrating A/D/power
Microelectronics
Objective
  • Design of complex integrated circuits/systems
  • Digital and analog components
Content
  • Integration technologies and integrated design
  • Full custom and standard-cell Layout Design
  • Architectural project
  • CAD tools used in industry
Electronic systems
Objective
  • Project of complex systems (predominantly on-chip and on-board)
  • Embedded, automotive, automation systems...
  • Specifications, partitioning, synthesis and evaluation.
Content
  • Microelectronic design and architecture (processors, FPGAs, system-on-chip)
  • Project aid instruments, co-design
  • Systems engineering
  • Skills in Real-time Operating Systems
Embedded systems
Objective
  • Ability to design a system where hardware and software must coexist and be optimized
Content
  • Systems electronics and microelectronics
  • Architectures: processors/FPGA
  • Software: operating systems/drivers/algorithms
  • Methods of HW/SW co-design and optimization