University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

Nanoelectronics and nanotechnology includes scaling of commercially available logic and memory devices such as MOSFETs; SRAM; FLASH and hard disks drives into the future in which these devices are only a few tens of nanometers long; the course includes the development of new materials and effects that exploit the inherent quantum mechanical nature of devices at that scale; students will learn about device operation, and also get a grounding in how to make and characterise these devices.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (e.g. physics, engineering, material science). Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (6 in each competency) or internet-based TOEFL 92 (21 in each competency).

Course modules

Semester 1: Nanoelectronic devices; microfabrication; advanced memory and storage; introduction to MEMS; microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip; bionanotechnology. Semester 2: green electronics; nanofabrication and microscopy; quantum devices and technology; MEMS sensors and actuators; practical application of MEMS; biosensors.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Physical Sciences and Engineering
Telephone number: 
023 8059 2630