Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
This course covers fundamentals through to cutting-edge research in areas such as GaN materials and devices (behind the solid state lighting LED revolution), nanoscaled materials and devices, and photonic device manufacture. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the materials and device theory whilst developing excellent practical experimental skills in extensive semiconductor cleanroom labwork, giving you a competitive edge for work in industry or further study.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Semiconductor Materials
- Principles of Semiconductor Device Technology
- Packaging and Reliability of Microsystems
- Nanoscale Electronic Devices
- Energy Efficient Semiconductor Devices
- Optical Communication Devices and Systems
- Compound Semiconductor Device Manufacture
- Major Research Project
- Research-led teaching
A large practical module covers the design, manufacture and characterisation of a semiconductor component, such as a laser or light emitting diode. This involves background tutorials and hands-on practical work in the UK’s National Epitaxy Facility.
Assessment is by:
- Coursework or reports
- Dissertation with poster presentation
1 year full-time
A 2:1 honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering, physics, maths or other branches of engineering involving significant mathematical competence from a UK university.
If you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience, we’ll give your application individual consideration.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 5442
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.