University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics

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.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. The applicants background may be in the electronic educational environment (EEE) or any discipline involving significant mathematical competence, including physics, maths and other branches of engineering. Applicants with a 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework or reports, and a dissertation with poster presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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