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Cardiff University, United Kingdom, Cardiff

Compound Semiconductor Electronics, M.Sc.

  • Compound Semiconductor Electronics, M.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 1 year

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Indicative Fees

AUD 15,081

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

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

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

The MSc in Compound Semiconductor Electronics from Cardiff University has been designed to provide you with advanced level knowledge and skills in compound semiconductor engineering, fabrication and applications, and to develop related skills, enhancing your engineering competency and employability. This programme is jointly delivered 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 in partnership with IQE plc, 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 unique facility in the UK, and aims to create a global hub for compound semiconductor technology research, development and innovation. I want to find another Master Course As a student on this programme, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 3-month summer project which will be based either within the Institute for Compound Semiconductors, or in placement with one of our industrial partners. We have strong, long-established industrial links with companies such as National Instruments and Mesuro and are therefore able to offer a portfolio of theoretical, practical, fabrication and applications-centred projects in both academic and industrial placement environments. Our flexible curriculum contains a robust set of required modules and a number of elective modules which include the latest results, innovations and techniques and are designed to incorporate the most effective teaching and learning techniques. Upon graduation, you will have the training, skillsets and hands-on experience you need to succeed in the dynamic and highly competitive fields of compound semiconductors and advanced communications systems. Given the University's unique position at the forefront of compound semiconductor technology, you will have a distinct advantage when applying for PhD studentships or employment in industry. Career Prospects An MSc in Compound Semiconductor Electronics from Cardiff University will open up opportunities in the following areas: Technical, research, development and engineering positions in industrial compound semiconductors, silicon semiconductors and advanced communication systems; Theoretical, experimental and instrumentational doctoral research; Numerate, technical, research, development and engineering positions in related scientific fields; Physics, mathematics and general science education. 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.


Programme Structure Courses Included: High Frequency Device Physics and Design RF Circuits Design & CAD Research Study Management in Industry Software Tools and Simulation Compound Semiconductor Fabrication Compound Semiconductors Research Project For more information, please visit programme website.

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