Taught course

Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Qualifications
MSc(Eng)

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

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 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.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc(Eng)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Nathan Porter
Email
n.porter@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 5442