2020 start
MSc

Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Set yourself up for a career in the fast-growing field of modern optoelectronics and photonics engineering. If you're already working in the industry, this course will update your knowledge and skills so you can take your career to the next level.
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Course description

This course covers the fundamentals and 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 develop a comprehensive understanding of the materials and device theory plus practical experimental skills in extensive semiconductor cleanroom labwork, giving you a competitive edge in the jobs market.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. You must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Modules

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

  • Research-led teaching
  • Lectures
  • Laboratories
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

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

  • Examinations
  • Coursework or reports
  • Dissertation with poster presentation

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering, physics, maths and other branches of engineering involving significant mathematical competence.

If you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience, we’ll give your application individual consideration.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

eee-mscrec@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.