Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Micro and Nano Technologies

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science - see website for specific details).

English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme outlines the micro and nanotechnology aspects of electronic engineering, with a focus on microelectromechanical systems and nanoelectronics. These technologies underpin research and development of miniaturised sensors, for example mobile phone motion and position detectors, and of nanoscale logic and memory devices for next-generation consumer electronics and future quantum devices.

The programme also addresses microfluidic technology for biodevices such as point-of-care diagnostics, and covers the fundamentals of photonic circuits and devices. The modules cover state-of-the-art design, fabrication and characterisation methodologies, utilising industry-standard tools and involve our extensive cleanroom complex.

Semester one: Microfabrication; Microsensor Technologies; Nanoelectronic Devices; Advanced Memory and Storage; Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip; Bionanotechnology; Introduction to Silicon Photonics.

Semester two: Bio/Micro/Nano Systems; Green Electronics; Nanofabrication and Microscopy; Quantum Devices and Technology; Medical and Electrical Technologies; Photonic Materials.

Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation.

Information for international students

Please see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Electronics and Computer Science
+44 (0)23 8059 2630