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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.

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Modules

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

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 and relevant technical modules.

We will need evidence of relevant work/practical experience or strong performance in a major individual project during your degree.

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

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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