Nano-electronics and Nanotechnology explore how to scale commercially-available logic and memory devices, such as MOSFETs, SRAM, FLASH, and hard disk drives into the future, in which these devices are only a few tens of nanometers long. This field also includes the development of new materials and effects that exploit the inherent quantum mechanical nature of devices at that scale.
You will not only learn about device operation, but you will also get a strong grounding in how to make and characterise these devices, learning about (and seeing in action) state-of-art equipment, such as:
- electron beam lithography
- scanning electron microscopy
- focussed ion beam systems
- scanning probe microscopy
- thin film, nanowire, and nanotube growth by chemical and physical vapour deposition
View the programme specification document for this course
One year, full-time.
The programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project. You will however, also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.
You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. Visit our how to apply pages for more information
Please note we are part of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (FPSE).
We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years
We lead the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research (REF 2014)
97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
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Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2016 QS World Rankings
We have outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room