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
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.
- 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
Course contact details
- Nathan Porter
- +44 (0)114 222 5442