Advanced Silicon Processing & Manufacturing Techniques
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1. Aims and Titles of the Awards

1.1 General

The overall aim of the Programme of study is to provide high quality education and training in silicon device and circuit manufacturing technologies, for engineers employed in the UK and other parts of Europe.

1.2 Aim

The aim of the postgraduate part-time modular Masters Programme is:

  • (i) to extend the opportunities for flexible learning in the field of silicon manufacturing technologies to individuals [Delegates] and their employers
  • (ii) to facilitate the accumulation of academic Credits to qualifications tailored to the continuing professional development needs of the individual and his/her employer
  • (iii) to provide access to the individual to the collective strengths and expertise of the Partner Institutions and thereby provide high quality postgraduate education and training in "Advanced Silicon Processing and Manufacturing Technologies"
  • (iv) to present individuals [Delegates] with a series of taught modules integrating core material and key aspects of the 'state-of-the-art'
  • (v)to guide individuals [Delegates] through a demanding Project designed for both its relevance and its value in training

1.3 Titles

The Institutions have come together to deliver a joint Programme, however the awards will be in the name of individual institutions. Three awards will be available, the Degree of Master of Science, the Postgraduate Diploma, and the Postgraduate Certificate, all in Advanced Silicon Processing and Manufacturing Technologies. The last award may not be available in all the Institutions, as now detailed:

  • (i) Institutions offering the Degree of Master of Science,Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate are: Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Surrey, Cardiff, Swansea.
  • (ii) Institutions offering only the Degree of Master of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma are: Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton.
  • (iii) The award of the Degree of Master of Science with Distinction Is available from: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Surrey, Cardiff, Swansea.

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1. Aims & Titles of Awards



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IGDS Office
School of Electronics and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey

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