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Microelectronics and communication systems

From self-driving cars to the Internet of Things, sensors pick up signals, processors process information, and systems transmit data. Anyone with a solid foundation in both microelectronics and information and communication technology is ideally equipped to continue building this world.

Microelectronics and communication systems is a specialisation in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Information Technology degree programme.

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Invisible but omnipresent, sensors record all kinds of physical and medical variables. Sensors should be good, small, inexpensive, power-saving and safe, and they should be able to transmit their data as securely as possible, even without wires.

A single modern device often combines sophisticated analogue electronics, low-power or high-speed digital electronics, state-of-the-art signal processing and artificial intelligence, all of which process values from customised sensors, store them using cryptography, and often transmit them wirelessly. Often, larger parts of such systems are combined on application-specific integrated circuits (FPGA/ASICs).

The aim of this specialisation is to provide you with solid knowledge from all parts of this electronics, signal and communication world: from the mathematics of signal processing and its implementation in hardware to the realisation of measurement and communication electronics to specialities such as the construction of sensor amplifiers, analogue-digital and digital-analogue converters and the functioning of loudspeaker drivers in mobile phones. With this comprehensive view, you have the best prerequisites for working as a developer in SMEs and larger companies in Switzerland and abroad.