Taught course

Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Networks (PIXNET)

Aston University · College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

For graduates with a previous qualification in electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunication engineering, physics or a related discipline.  

Months of entry


Course content

PIXNET is our masters course where you’ll learn about the design of communications systems, focusing on photonics integration, sensing and switching.

During this one year course, you’ll benefit from the involvement of industrial partners who will give you the opportunity to see how your academic knowledge can be practically applied. This will be especially helpful as you work on your masters project.

We also run a two year ERASMUS-funded joint Masters course in partnership with three universities across the world. This course includes spending time at different locations to maximise the expertise across the four universities.

Our course gives you the knowledge and skills to design, build and evaluate innovative, integrated devices based on photonic technologies. It’s an interdisciplinary initiative to train telecommunications and electrical engineers to investigate the adoption of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) as a central pillar in the evolution of information and communication devices.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0121 204 3200