2020 start
MSc

Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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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.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Modules

Core modules

  • 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

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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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.