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Microsystems and Nanotechnology MTechMScPgDipPgCert

Cranfield University

Masters Degree , Nanotechnology

Course Description

Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* ?Nanotechnology? is moving from the realm of science fiction into manufacturing reality. Many large organisations such as Unilever and QinetiQ see the value of integrating miniature and nanosystems. This course provides students with a thorough grounding in the skills necessary for a technical-based career in the new high-tech industries. It covers technologies used to design, realise and analyse micro and nano-scale devices, materials and systems, coupled with general and technology management. This, supported by project work, ensures graduates emerge trained in a wide range of technical and management skills, and have a critical appreciation of the relevance of the subject to industrial needs. Students benefit from extensive state-of-the-art analytical facilities, and 100m2 of clean-room space dedicated to the fabrication of microsystems devices which are equipped with a wide range of thin film deposition, photolithographic and test facilities. Accreditation. This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the UK Engineering Council as meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project, and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) complete six of the eight modules. The modules Modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. ? Foundation in Materials for Microsystems and Nanotechnology ? Applied Nanotechnology ? General Management ? MEMS Manufacturing Processes ? Microsystems Design ? Nano and Micro Scale Rapid Prototyping Manufacture ? Nano and Microtechnologies for Energy ? Surface Engineering and Coatings Group project The group project experience during the course is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. They provide students with the opportunity to complete an industrial problem while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a dissertation replaces the group project. Individual project The individual project is either based within a company or a relevant research area within Cranfield University. It provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems. Suitable for graduates from science, engineering and related disciplines who are keen to develop skills and knowledge at the cutting edge of micro-engineering. The part-time option will allow practitioners to extend their professional development within their current employment. Takes you on to careers in the newly developing microsystems and nanotechnology- based industries as well as more traditional industries requiring skills related to those taught, such as microelectronics and precision engineering. You will be taught by a wide range of experts from the academic staff at Cranfield and from outside the University, including experienced practitioners from industry. Assessment: Taught modules MSc 40%, PgDip 66.7%. Group project (dissertation for part-time students) MSc 20%, PgDip 33.3%. Individual project MSc 40%. *Full time students only. Conditions apply, details on application.

Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* ?Nanotechnology? is moving from the realm of science fiction into manufacturing reality. Many large organisations such as Unilever and QinetiQ see the value of integrating miniature and nanosystems. This course provides students with a thorough grounding in the skills necessary for a technical-based career in the new high-tech industries. It...

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