MSc in Embedded Systems and IC Design

Program overview

This pioneering Masters degree programme will offer you with an array of advanced themes from Embedded Systems and IC Design.
Educational aims of the programme,

  • To explore future developments in nanoelectronics.
  • To develop advanced analytical and experimental skills that will allow the successful graduate to design new devices and systems, and provide them with the skills to critically analyse existing designs, their functionality and expected performance.
  • To develop in the students a strong understanding of the capabilities and limitations of design and modelling tool.

Ability to learn from world rank experts in related areas
Ability to learn from world rank experts in related fields
Internationally recognized degree from Liverpool John Moores University, UK, one of the top universities in Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS Global World Rankings 2021. A separate transcript from the Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka for supplementary modules
Only 30 students places will be available for the program.
Mixed of international & local academic staff members

Program Structure

Awards available: MSc

Programme length: 12 Months full-time & 18 Months part time

Location of programme: Colombo/ Online

Part-time study available: Yes, 18 Months part time

Start date: October 2023

This programme comprises 8 core units followed by a substantial research project, starting during the second term. Your project may be located at the University or with industrial partners.

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum second class lower honours degree in Electrical, Electronic or

Communication Engineering, or a related engineering discipline or

An honours degree in Mathematics or a physical science, together with experience in a relevant field or

A degree with industrial experience or relevant postgraduate experience and graduate or corporate membership of one of the following professional bodies:

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
  • The Institute of Measurement and Control, UK
  • The Institute of Physics, UK
  • Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Sri Lanka

Additional information: Qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above will also be accepted

Securing your place at LJMU+SLTC degree (30 places)

You will apply for this postgraduate programme using our online application form before October 2023.


This one-year MSc programme gives you a world-class learning in all aspects of current and future Embedded Systems and IC Design. It will prepare graduates for a various choice of careers.


Nicoloy Gurusinghe, Program Lead, E:
Admission Contact – +94 11 2100 500 / +94 71 1100 500
Application deadline October 2023

Core Modules

This module aims to provide theoretical and practical skills in the design and development of advanced embedded systems.
This module aims to develop an advanced understanding of techniques and practical experience in industry-oriented applications of digital signal processing.
This module prepares you to undertake your own research project and deliver the required skillset for the successful completion of your investigations. It provides the skills required to formulate a project plan, design experiments, mitigate against uncertainties and deliver a comprehensive description of results.
This module is designed to introduce coding for scientific computation and system simulation. The module will enable you to use a traditional high-level programming language to create virtual Instruments (VI’s) and interface them with compatible hardware for data acquisition (DAQ) and control applications.
The main aims of the project module are to demonstrate your ability to drive your own deep/thorough investigation, undertake high quality academic research and demonstrate critical evaluation of your results. This is a very important module representing 600 hours of self-driven scholarly activity. When considering a project, it would be appropriate to choose a subject area strongly associated with one of the taught modules. For most students, this means using the project to develop a particular subject specialism which is aligned to future career objectives.
This module provides a valuable opportunity for engineering graduates to acquire the necessary skills and training to work at postgraduate level, and to develop the important emotional competency skills needed to excel in their professional activities.
This module gives students an advanced knowledge of the design and test techniques required for modern digital IC systems. Extensive practical designs are carried out with the help of modern ECAD software and hardware development boards.
This module enhances your knowledge in state-of-the-art CMOS devices and systems, fabrication and testing of microelectronic devices and in the latest consumer electronic products.
This module gives the student an advanced knowledge of the design and test techniques required for modern digital electronic integrated circuits at the transistor, register and silicon level. Practical design is carried out with the help of modern ECAD software.

The Summer Semester Content

5G Wireless Communications
This course is designed to give the students in-depth knowledge on 5G wireless communication including the fundamental concepts and different use cases of 5G.
UAV Communication
UAVs are expected to serve a critical role in future networks. The UAV Communication module will introduce the basic concepts of using UAVs to deploy communication networks.
Introduction to AI and Machine learning
With the proliferation of AI and ML in every aspect of engineering, it is essential to get an understanding about AI and ML. This module is conducted by Dr
Sérgio Duarte Correia from Cognitive and People-centric Computing Research Center, Portugal
Machine learning for embedded systems
Embedded systems are increasingly using machine learning for multitude of their tasks. Hence, this short module is designed to give hands on experience on using machine learning tools in embedded systems.
Software Testing
This module is conducted by ExactPro, a leading company in Fintech and software testing industry. Students will get to interact with the individuals who are actively engaged in the industry.
Embedded systems workshop
In order to give more hands on experience on building embedded systems, this workshop is delivered by the Thiagarajah college of engineering in India.

Lecturer Panel

Dr. Migara Karunarathne,

Dr. Udesh Oruthota,
D. Sc.(Technology)

Dr. Hashitha Munasinghe,

Dr. Subodha Charles,

Dr. Manula Pathirana,

Dr. Rajkumar Samikkannu,

Dr. Nikhil Sharma,

Mr. Leslie Uduwavidane
MBA, M. Sc. (Mass Com.)

Mr. Tharaka Soysa,

Mr. Hassaan Hydher,

Dr. Udesh Oruthota,
D. Sc.(Technology)

Dr. Udesh Oruthota,
D. Sc.(Technology)