Taught course

Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Networks (PIXNET)

Institution
Aston University · School of Engineering and Applied Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

For graduates with a previous qualification in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering, Physics or a related discipline. Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Receive high-quality training, specialising in photonic integration for communication, sensing and switching
  • Benefit from close relationships with key industrial partners
Graduates from similar previous programmes have gone onto PhD study in European institutions or into senior level roles in industry.
Why choose PIXNET
  • Study a crucial field in the evolution of information and communication devices
  • Receive high-quality training, specialising in photonic integration for communication, sensing and switching
  • As part of the Erasmus Mundus programme, graduate with two full MSc qualifications
  • Benefit from close relationships with key industrial partners

This page is for the non-Erasmus, Aston University only, PIXNET training pathway, leading to a standard MSc qualification (180 credits). There is also a PIXNET is a two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme supported by European Union funding.

Both programmes are aimed at training talented students to become capable of designing, realising and assessing innovative integrated devices based on photonic technologies. As well as being of academic importance, the programme is an interdisciplinary, multinational initiative to train telecommunication and electrical engineers to investigate the adoption of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) as the central element in the evolution of information and communication devices.

The strong involvement of industrial partners in the programme will offer you the opportunity to bridge the gap between your academic knowledge and practical application. You will be encouraged to carry out a number of industrial visits to enhance your MSc project.

Specialisms

As a student of the collaborative PIXNET programme, you will be able to choose to follow one of the following pathways:

  • Optical switching technologies
  • Optical transceiver technologies
  • Design of Photonic integrated devices
  • Photonic integrated devices manufacturing
  • Theory and techniques for photonic integrated devices

Fees and funding

UK students
£7600
International students
£16000

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students. If you are a UK or EU student, please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk for information on funding.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Aston Course Enquiries
Email
ask@aston.ac.uk