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University of Glasgow: Electronics and Photonics Manufacturing

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This Masters in Electronics & Photonics Manufacturing introduces you to a broad spectrum of specialist topics in advanced manufacturing and electronics design. These topics involve the fusion of novel nanofabrication and microforming processes with material technologies within a manufacturing context. This programme provides the essential knowledge and practical experience of manufacturing techniques for modern industrial and consumer products and systems.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked 5th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020).

In research excellence (REF2014), Engineering was in the UK top 10 for number of staff judged to be world leading, 5th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked 5th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020).

In research excellence (REF2014), Engineering was in the UK top 10 for number of staff judged to be world leading, 5th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research.

  • Students taking nanoscale manufacturing options will work in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, which hold a number of world records in nano-manufacturing, and boasts a 1350 m2 cleanroom and over £32M of fabrication tools.
  • You will take part in an interdisciplinary team project specifically designed to prepare you for engineering projects in industrial manufacturing, dealing with both technical issues and key non-technical issues such as legal, environmental and financial considerations.
  • The school has an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.
  • MSc project options are either in collaboration with industry, or academic researchers in the Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment, Systems, Power and Energy, Aerospace Sciences, or Biomedical Engineering Divisions.

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Electronics & Photonics Manufacturing include lectures, tutorials and design classes, allowing students the opportunity to take part in lab, and design project work. All students participate in an interdisciplinary team project, and a major individual project.

Core courses

  • ADVANCED MANUFACTURE
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF MANUFACTURING AND CAD
  • INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
  • INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN PROJECT M
  • MSC PROJECT

Optional courses include

  • QUANTUM ELECTRONIC DEVICES M
  • INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN PROJECT M
  • LASERS AND INTEGRATED OPTICS M
  • MATERIALS ENGINEERING 5
  • MICRO & NANO TECHNOLOGY
  • MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETRE WAVE CIRCUIT DESIGN
  • NANOFABRICATION
  • ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS 4

Our graduates are well represented in manufacturing companies and a wide range of industries in the UK and internationally. You will be well equipped for a variety of industrial career paths in manufacturing, depending on your choice of specialist optional courses.

Recent graduates from the School of Engineering have been employed by Apple, Bosch, Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, and Rolls-Royce, and in fact technologies developed in Glasgow have founded new spin-out manufacturing companies such as Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (now part of Sivers IMA Holdings AB), and Intense Ltd (bought by ORIX USA Corporate Finance, but still manufacturing under the Intense name).

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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