University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Photonic and Optical Engineering

The course gives students an advanced and comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles of how light behaves, how it can be exploited and a broad and detailed coverage of photonic communication systems and technology; it provides a basis for engineers who wish to update their knowledge in this area, or students/engineers who wish to go on to do research or study for a doctorate, as well as 1st degree students who would like to enhance their training.

Entry requirements

High Lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any numerate Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Physics degree. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element) or TOEFL: 79 (with minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking).

Course modules

MSc project; digital signal processing for telecommunications, multimedia and instrumentation; digital signal processing for telecommunications, multimedia and instrumentation with project; instrumentation and measurement; instrumentation and measurement with project; integrated photonics: design and technology; photonic communications components; optical communications with project; photonics: modelling, analysis and design; mobile communications; mobile communications with project; imaging principles and technology with project; RF microelectronics; RF microelectronics with project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,010 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,890 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 15,720 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Engineering Student Support Centre
Telephone number: 
0115 951 4081