The University of Southampton

ELEC6003 MSc Project

Module Overview

See the ELEC6003/COMP6029 web site for details of how the project is run.

Your research project will enable you to explore in depth some aspect of System on Chip, Instrumentation and Transducers ,Microelectronics Systems Design, Nanoelectronics, Optical Fibre Communications, Radio Frequency Communication Systems or Micro-System Technology : You will be allocated a project supervisor with whom you will meet and agree a project brief and plan. These must be submitted to, and agreed by, the project coordinator. You will thereafter have weekly meetings, either in person or electronically, with your supervisor or, if your supervisor is unavailable, a delegated deputy. Your dissertation is due by the end of September and late submissions will be penalised, unless an extension to this deadline has been agreed beforehand in writing by the project coordinator. You are advised to complete all research and practical work by the end of August so that you can concentrate on writing up during September.

The aims of this module are:

  1. to give you the opportunity to demonstrate advanced knowledge of your specialist subject
  2. To provide the opportunity to work in a research-led environment
  3. To develop research skills and prepare you for a career in research and development

Aims & Objectives


  • Scientific and technological principles underlying your chosen topic of study
  • Specialist tools and techniques used to design, analyse, implement, build and verify systems
  • Current research issues relevant to your chosen topic of study


The topic or topics covered will be agreed by negotiation between yourself and the supervisor who is allocated to support you with your project.

Learning & Teaching

Learning & teaching methods



Assessment methods

MethodHoursPercentage contribution
Thesis of max 15.000 words-100%

Referral Method: By set coursework assignment(s)

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