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Compound Semiconductor Electronics (MSc)

Cardiff University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Compound Semiconductor Electronics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication and applications, and integration with silicon technology.

The MSc Compound Semiconductor Electronics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication, applications, and integration with silicon technology.

The programme is delivered by the School of Engineering in collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS). The ICS is an exciting new development at the cutting edge of compound semiconductor technology. The Institute has been established as a founding member of the Compound Semiconductor Cluster, which also includes companies such as IQE plc, SPTS and Newport Wafer Fab, to capitalise on the existing expertise at Cardiff University and to move academic research to a point where it can be introduced reliably and quickly into the production environment. It is a unique facility in the UK, and aims to create a global hub for compound semiconductor technology research, development and innovation.

Our flexible curriculum contains a robust set of required modules and a number of cutting-edge elective modules, which include the latest results, innovations and techniques and are designed to incorporate the most effective teaching and learning techniques.

As part of the course you will undertake a 3 month summer project which will be based either in the School of Engineering, within the ICS, or in placement with one of our industrial partners. We have strong, long-established industrial links with companies such as IQE and are therefore in a unique position to be able to offer a portfolio of theoretical, practical, fabrication and applications-centred projects in both academic and industrial placement environments. No other Russell Group university can offer such opportunities in this field.

Upon graduation, you will have the training, skillsets and hands-on experience you need to succeed in the dynamic and highly competitive field of compound semiconductors.

Distinctive features:

  • Cardiff University’s unique position at the forefront of compound semiconductor technology will provide you with the opportunity to develop experience and build contacts with a range of leading companies and organisations
  • This programme will provide you with the skillsets necessary to take advantage of emerging employment opportunities within the growing national and international compound semiconductor sector.
  • We offer a range of specialist modules that give you the opportunity to tailor the programme to the particular industry or sector of interest to you. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with students on other related programmes, gain exposure to new fields, and even develop new business opportunities through our Commercialising Innovation module.
  • We encourage a “research group” atmosphere within which you’ll be given the opportunity to work together, across disciplines, to enhance each other’s learning and be a vital part of our thriving, international scientific community.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 50 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 66%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    29th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    18

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