Advanced Silicon Processing & Manufacturing Techniques

Mission Statement
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To provide world class, postgraduate education and training in semiconductor manufacturing technologies for professional engineers and scientists, employed within the global silicon industry, and by so doing, enhance the competitiveness of the participating companies


The aims of this postgraduate, modular, part-time MSc programme are:

  • to extend the opportunities for flexible learning in the field of silicon manufacturing technologies to delegates and their employers
  • to facilitate the accumulation of academic credits to qualifications tailored to the continuing professional development needs of the individual and his/her employer
  • to provide access for the individual to the collective strengths and expertise of the partner universities and thereby provide high quality postgraduate education and training in "Advanced Silicon Processing and Manufacturing Technologies".
  • to present delegates with a series of taught modules integrating core material and key aspects of the 'state-of-the-art'
  • to guide delegates through a demanding project designed for both its relevance and its value in training


Upon successful completion of the postgraduate MSc programme delegates will have been introduced to and demonstrated mastery of:

  • manufacturing strategies for high yield processes
  • key aspects of production management
  • the enabling technologies required for future advanced devices
  • the physics of advanced MOS and bipolar devices and circuits
  • software tools for process and device simulations
  • the logistical and technical skills required to apply the scientific method in a development or manufacturing environment and will have pursued in greater depth a range of specialist subjects, falling within the above list, where the actual topics will depend upon the specific choice of modules and the nature of the industry based project.


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Enquiries and further information from:
Mrs Sandra Peace
IGDS Programme Co-ordinator
IGDS Office
School of Electronics &
Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
Tel +44 (0)1483 686 138
Fax +44 (0)1483 686 139
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