Advanced Silicon Processing & Manufacturing Techniques
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Mission Statement
About this Postgraduate Programme
University Partners
Industry Partners
Modules within the Programme
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Apply


In all circumstances, the entry requirements will be a Bachelor's degree (Hons, normally 2 [2] or above, or an equivalent award from a recognised institution, or a qualification accepted as equivalent by the consortium and professional bodies, or extensive relevant experience.

The Board of Studies reserves the right to seek additional evidence of suitability, along with samples of extensive written work, for discussion at interview. Applicants must be able to satisfy the Programme Director of their ability to understand and communicate both in written and spoken English, at a level that is adequate for the purpose of pursuing this course of study.

Certain applicants may be found to lack sufficient background knowledge of semiconductor devices, silicon technology or the underlying physics. This is no reflection upon the delegates' competence or suitability as a postgraduate student. [An example of such an individual is a chemist with a good Honours degree in his/her area of specialisation who is employed in the silicon industry as, say a plasma expert, who wishes to enhance his/her career prospects by undertaking further study in device manufacturing technologies]. With academic guidance it will be possible for such an applicant to take one of the 3 to 5 day Semiconductor Foundation Courses currently available at partner universities, namely University of Wales Cardiff, University of Newcastle and University of Edinburgh. These short courses will provide an introduction to the subject, but will carry no academic credits towards the postgraduate awards available within this programme. Alternatively if the knowledge which is lacking is marginal then the delegate will be given very specific directed reading prior to the one-week residential period, to ensure that he/she is able fully to benefit from the technical content of the particular module.

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Enquiries and further information from:

Mrs Sandra Peace
IGDS Programme Co-ordinator,
IGDS Office
School of Electronics and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey

Tel +44 (0)1483 876 138
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