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The Principality of Wales is home to
Swansea, located on the beautiful Gower peninsula, which has been designated
an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Access is well served by road
(M4 motorway), rail (main line services) and the growing international
airport near Cardiff, just one hour away.
Swansea, once described by the poet
Dylan Thomas as an "ugly, lovely town", is the second largest city in
Wales. Named by the Vikings 'Sveins Ey' (meaning Swein's Island) its'
development only began to take off with the coming of the Normans in
the 11th Century. Since that time, Swansea has transformed from a small
market town with a port, via a chequered industrial history, into a
modern city, which balances the needs of industry and commerce with
the protection and promotion of its natural surroundings and historic
The main campus of The University of
Wales Swansea is located within Singleton Park on the broad sweep of
Swansea Bay, between the city of Swansea and the old fishing village
of The Mumbles. The University was founded in 1920 and is one of the
six constituent institutions of the University of Wales, which is second
in size only to the University of London. Singleton Abbey dating back
to 1780, is one of the oldest surviving buildings of its type in Swansea,
it is around this building that the original University College campus
was composed. Since its founding the University has grown and now boasts
many new buildings in Singleton Park, thus providing all the amenities
and facilities for this leading university.
OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Tel: 01792 295587 Fax: 01792 295686
The Department is located right in the
centre of the campus (see map above) and is one of the five top-class
departments in the Faculty of Engineering; it was recently awarded an
excellent rating for teaching and a grade four rating for its research.
EEE provides a first class environment for both study and research which
has gained international recognition. The Department attaches great
importance to the quality of its teaching and is justifiably proud of
the facilities which it has to offer.
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
The following information outlines the
arrangements which have been made for the programme at the University
of Wales Swansea, in relation to facilities and accommodation; and also
importantly, gives an overview about the academic staff from Swansea
presenting the Modules here, along with those academics contributing
to Modules being convened by other partner institutions. Swansea is
the convening partner for Module 8 'Power Devices and Processes'.
Phil Mawby has been a member of the academic staff at Swansea within
the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and for thirteen
years. During that time he has taught modules at all levels of the undergraduate
course, particularly concentrating on semiconductor device processing
and theory, including a final year module on power semiconductor devices.
In addition he has taught modules in other areas such as programming,
VLSI system design and electronic circuits. He has also contributed
to several postgraduate courses including those taught to local silicon
wafer fabs. Professor Mawby is the Academic Convenor for Module 8 'Power
Devices and Processes'
Tel: 01792 295 967 Fax: 01792 295
The Engineering & Physical Sciences
team based in the Library & Information Centre, are responsible for
library and information services to the Department of Electrical Engineering.
The opening hours are usually from
09.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday and from 12.00 to 17.00 on Saturdays.
All Delegates will have free access
to this service and by visiting their web-site, full listings of all
available materials and database links will be gained, this access will
be arranged for you by your Director of Studies. The subject librarian
is Alasdair Montgomery (on ext: 5042) he has two assistants Susan Glen
(ext: 5031) and Susan Prosser (ext: 5031), who may be contacted to provide
help and advice. Information on opening hours can be obtained on the
above contact numbers.
The campus Kopy Shop provides photocopying
facilities, full details will be given to Delegates on registration.
Computing facilities across the Swansea
campus are networked and access passwords will be arranged for delegates
upon registration by their Director of Studies. There is a Helpdesk
and Advisory Service based in the Library, to help users overcome any
problems which may be encountered.
Delegates will be accommodated in a
nearby hotel in en-suite accommodation.
There is a good selection of places
to eat on campus to suit all tastes, mostly to be found in the Fulton
building, including JC's Bar which has a range of real ales and speciality
coffees. There is also a wine bar located in the Talesin Arts Centre.
Outside the campus there is a wide selection of restaurants, bars and
There is a modern sports centre a short
walk from the campus, which includes a multi-purpose sports hall, squash
courts and swimming pool. Facilities exist for a wide variety of activities
from Aikido to Weight Training. Full details may be accessed of the