MSc(Eng) Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
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About the course
|September 2018 start||
Semiconductor photonics and electronics underpin many areas of advanced and emerging technologies, from high efficiency LED lighting to advanced photovoltaics and lasers for communications.
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 lab-work, giving you a competitive edge for work in industry or further study.
Teaching and assessment
Research-led teaching, lectures, laboratories, seminars and 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 III-V semiconductor facility.
Assessment is by examinations, coursework or reports, and a dissertation with poster presentation.
1 year full-time
A 2:1 honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Maths and other branches of engineering involving significant mathematical competence from a good UK university or equivalent international degree qualification
We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience.
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 is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Nathan Porter
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.