Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics
The University of Sheffield
Key Course Facts
Set yourself up for a career in the fast-growing field of modern optoelectronics and photonics engineering. If you're already working in the industry, this course will update your knowledge and skills so you can take your career to the next level.
Course description This course covers the fundamentals and 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 develop a comprehensive understanding of the materials and device theory plus practical experimental skills in extensive semiconductor cleanroom labwork, giving you a competitive edge in the jobs market.
Accreditation Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. You must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
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Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics, MSc (Eng), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A 2:1 honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering, physics, maths and other branches of engineering involving significant mathematical competence and relevant technical modules. We will need evidence of relevant work/practical experience or strong performance in a major individual project during your degree. English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a government funded research university based in Sheffield, England. The university’s vision is to change the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge. This university does not have campuses, but instead approximately 430 buildings that are located quite close to each other in Sheffield’s metropolitan city centre.
Student composition of The University of Sheffield
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Physics with Photonics MPhys||University of Southampton||77%||3%||6%||£9250||£22760||158||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Electronic Engineering with Photonics MEng (Hons)||University of Southampton||80%||2%||4%||£9250||£22760||180||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices MSc||University of St Andrews||80%||2%||4%||£9900||£24240||180||St Andrews||On campus Full-time|
|Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics MSc (Eng)||The University of Sheffield||80%||2%||4%||-||-||180||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|