Advanced Silicon Processing & Manufacturing Techniques
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Mission Statement
About this Postgraduate Programme
University Partners
Industry Partners
Academic and Technical Content
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Apply


Participation in this modular, part-time programme entails extensive distance learning activities in conjunction with periods of direct contact teaching.

There are up to twelve taught modules, of which Module 1 is normally compulsory, the remaining eleven being optional enabling delegates to make their individual choice of a programme of study, which is most appropriate to their situation; they will be assisted in this by their Director of Studies.

Delegates have the option of studying for one of the following academic awards:

  • Individual Module
  • Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules*
  • MSc: 8 modules plus project

Each module carries 15 credits at level M. It is a requirement that delegates shall undertake all of the assignments, assessed exercises and examination within each module.

*a mini-project is required in place of one of the modules at the universities of Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester. Further details are available in the Programme Regulations.

* Seven taught modules plus a mini-project module will be compulsory for Diploma Delegates registered at Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle


Module Title Convenor University
Module 1 Introduction to IC Technology Dr L Haworth Edinburgh
Module 3 Layer Deposition & Diffusion Dr D Bagnell Southampton
Module 4 Interconnect & Metallisation Dr N Wright Newcastle
Module 5 Optimisation of Processes Professor A Walton Edinburgh
Module 6 Measurement Technique & Failure Analysis Professor A Peaker Manchester
Module 7 Production Management Dr L Baxter Heriot-Watt
Module 8 Power Devices & Processes Professor P Mawby Swansea
Module 10 Doping Strategies & Thermal Processing Professor P Hemment Surrey
Module 11 Lithography Dr T Stevenson Edinburgh
Module 12 Etching Professor C Wilkinson Glasgow
Module 14 Oxides for sub 100nm Technologies Professor S Hall Liverpool
Module 16 Device Operation & Process Architectures Dr S Roy Glasgow
Module 17 Mini Project (Diploma)
Institution where Delegate is registered
Module 18 MSc Project
Institution where Delegate is registered



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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
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