About Master of Microelectronics System Design


​​​​​​To provide hands-on for the most common design techniques and EDA tools in the area of Microelectronics.



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, I pods, 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. It includes an offering of core courses, specialized electives, and several business and management courses. At the end of the 2-year 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.

The set of skills that MSD students acquire are the following:

  • ​​​​​​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 business decisions that will complement their technical expertise and empower them to be agents of growth in the Microelectronics design industry in Egypt.


Who should Apply

The program is specifically designed to provide a program of study for graduates wishing to pursue a career in 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:

  • Universities, research institutes and academic fields as a researcher or doctorate student.
  • IC Designer.
  • Senior IC Designer.
  • Design Team Leader.
  • Design Manager, in the areas of Digital, Analog, RF, and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems.
  • Embedded systems Engineers.