Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

ELEC6003: MSc Project


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

Module Details

Title: MSc Project
Code: ELEC6003

Credits: 30 ECTS credits
Taught in: Non-Standard

Immediate prerequisites

No prerequisites

Aims and 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 and Teaching

  • Lecture - 36 hours per semester
  • Tutorial - 12 hours per semester


  • 100% - Thesis of max 15.000 words. Frequency: 1

Referral policy: By set coursework assignment(s)

Assessment notes


Other resource requirements:
Resource type: Other
See the course web site (notes page) for some useful on-line resources