Taught course

Advanced Thin Film Technologies

University of the West of Scotland · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

You are expected to enter our course having already completed an engineering or science-based degree such as:

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • electronics
  • related technology

The entry requirement is a first or upper second-class Honours degree from a university (or equivalent) in science, engineering, technology or a related discipline.

If you possess lesser qualifications, such as an Ordinary degree in science or engineering, but also have appropriate professional or industrial experience, you may be eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. You would be required to have at least two years’ industrial experience. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you would then be invited to join our MSc course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MSc in Advanced Thin Film Technologies is ideal for engineering or science graduates planning a career in research, development, production and/or business involving thin film technologies and continuing personal development of current industry professionals.

Thin film technologies are key enablers in a wide range of global research, development, manufacturing, industrial and high technology applications and products.

Our unique course provides up-to-date coverage of evolving thin film technologies and latest developments in the field. It develops the multi-disciplinary skills needed for professional development within this rapidly expanding field and forms the basis for future professional chartered engineer and/or physicist status.

Core topics include thin film materials science, metrology and characterisation, theoretical modelling, physical and chemical-based thin film deposition methods including deposition system engineering and control, plasma processing, thin film devices and applications and research and project management. The programme content reflects the multidisciplinary nature of advanced thin film technologies and provides students with the necessary broad skill set.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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