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Compound Semiconductor Electronics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
The MSc Compound Semiconductor Electronics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication and applications, and integration with silicon technology.

About

The MSc Compound Semiconductor Electronics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication, applications, and integration with silicon technology.

The programme is delivered by the School of Engineering in collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS).  The ICS is an exciting new development at the cutting edge of compound semiconductor technology. The Institute has been established as a founding member of the Compound Semiconductor Cluster, which also includes companies such as IQE plc, SPTS and Newport Wafer Fab, to capitalise on the existing expertise at Cardiff University and to move academic research to a point where it can be introduced reliably and quickly into the production environment. It is a unique facility in the UK, and aims to create a global hub for compound semiconductor technology research, development and innovation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compound Semiconductors Research Project
  • High Frequency Device Physics and Design
  • RF Circuits Design and CAD
  • Research Study
  • Management in Industry
  • Software Tools and Simulation
  • Compound Semiconductor Fabrication

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Credits
                        180 alternative credits
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

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                      • Minimum required score:

                        90

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                      Academic Requirements

                      You need the following GPA score:

                      Required score: Upper Second Class

                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                      General Requirements

                      Admissions criteria

                      • BEng Electronic Engineering (2:1 minimum) OR
                      • BEng Electrical Engineering (2:1 minimum) OR
                      • BSc Physics (2:1 minimum).

                      If you have a 2:2 bachelor’s degree in the above subjects, a related physical science, mathematics, engineering degree or relevant industrial experience, your application will be given individual consideration.  In such circumstances, you may be required to attend a formal interview with the admissions tutor before an offer can be made.

                      For 2:2 holders, the likelihood of being offered a place on the course is highest if your overall marks lie close to the 2:1/:2:2 boundary.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        19950 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                      • EU/EEA

                        8950 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                      Living costs for Cardiff

                      • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

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