"STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor company."



Our Scholarships

Placement location Type of Placements Offered Restrictions/Notes

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) No 12-month placements; (2) No first year students

2019/20 Scholarships

One new scholarship

Who we are and what we do

The STMicroelectronics Edinburgh Design Centre combines pioneering imaging expertise in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology with the broad portfolio of ST IP (Intellectual Property), core, libraries and technologies. This unique combination of strengths has opened new perspectives in the ‘system on silicon’ introduction in the consumer, computer, wireless communications, automotive and industrial markets.

The Edinburgh Design Centre is the largest single site within the division hosts different disciplines deployed by the division ranging from initial system and algorithm development through full custom sensor and module design through to product engineering and customer applications.

What you could be doing during your work placement

ST’s products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter homes, factories, and cities, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices.

You will be working as part of a design team (analogue, digital/firmware or algorithm), imaging systems, optical engineering or application software teams at our Edinburgh Design Centre. You will be given the opportunity to experience life as an engineer, working on real projects providing exposure to different engineering disciplines with opportunities to research future developments aligned with our product strategy. We look for enthusiasm, willingness to learn, flexibility and pragmatism.  At ST (Edinburgh) our business focus is on: Photonic Sensors: Auto-focus Assist, Proximity Detection, Gesture Control, Wireless, IoT, medical, industrial, automotive and wearable devices.

Meet one of our UKESF Scholars

University of Glasgow
Degree Course:
MEng Electronics & Electrical Engineering

What appeals to you about Electronics?

Electronics is undoubtably at the forefront of all modern engineering advancements. As electronic engineers, we have the rare opportunity to get ourselves involved in a wide variety of upcoming projects, therefore our jobs will always be interesting and present new challenges. The freedom to express creativity in every design appeals massively to me and, most importantly, electronics is a way for me to use the skills I have developed to contribute a positive impact to peoples’ lives.

Why did you want a scholarship with STMicroelectronics?

Semiconductor technology has been a passion of mine since visiting the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, so it was a straightforward decision to accept a scholarship with STMicroelectronics, one of Europe’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. ST’s imaging division controls all areas of its product design and manufacturing chain, allowing me to gain knowledge about every aspect of industrial semiconductor design and fabrication.

What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?

During my placement at ST as part of my master’s year, I have been designing a power logging system to record the power generated by photovoltaic cells within a ‘no power sensor’. Throughout this project I have encountered challenges every day and learned how these engineering problems are solved in industry – both independently and by asking the right colleague. The placement has given me experience not only in technical aspects, but in communicating effectively with other engineers, a skill that should prove invaluable in my career.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I love everything to do with football – playing, watching my team Rangers, and even refereeing junior matches. Also enjoy listening to electronic music whenever I can and going to see up and coming DJs. Travelling is another passion of mine – I try to integrate my passions by watching the local football team and attending a DJ set whenever I travel.