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Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Networks (PIXNET) MSc – 1 year

Aston University, Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course outline and modules

PIXNET is our masters course where you’ll learn about the design of communications systems, focusing on photonics integration, sensing and switching.

During this one year course, you’ll benefit from the involvement of industrial partners who will give you the opportunity to see how your academic knowledge can be practically applied. This will be especially helpful as you work on your masters project.

We also run a two year ERASMUS-funded joint Masters course in partnership with three universities across the world. This course includes spending time at different locations to maximise the expertise across the four universities.

What you’ll learn

Our course gives you the knowledge and skills to design, build and evaluate innovative, integrated devices based on photonic technologies. It’s an interdisciplinary initiative to train telecommunications and electrical engineers to investigate the adoption of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) as a central pillar in the evolution of information and communication devices.?

There are five specialisms you can choose as a student on this collaborative course:

• Optical switching technologies
• Optical transceiver technologies
• Design of photonic integrated devices
• Photonic integrated devices manufacturing
• Theory and techniques for photonic integrated devices.

Career prospects

As a key technology that plays a vital and growing role within many modern industries, including ICT, biomedicine, sensor technologies and aerospace, this course will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge as well as the transferable skills necessary to forge an exciting career in the field.

There is high demand from industry for graduates with these skills, and those graduating from similar courses have gone onto further study at prestigious European institutions or into senior level roles in industry.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    48th

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Aston is renowned for its careers and employability support, and the opportunities it provides for students to gain practical work experience.
Students have the opportunity to gain experience through internships, placements, projects and business start-ups.
The university has a range of scholarships including a fully funded Aston Enterprise Scholarship for a student with a winning business idea.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 71 2

    43rd out of 70 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    148 65%

    25th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    14th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%

    51st

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 49%

    54th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    15th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    52nd

    12

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