MicroElectroMechanical, MA


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Type

Master's programs

Location

Europe

Southampton

United Kingdom

Location

United Kingdom

Southampton

Type

Master's programs


MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) exploits techniques developed by the microelectronics industry to produce micron-scale mechanical devices, such as accelerometers and micro-pumps on silicon wafers. Several types of MEMS device are already very well established in the market place, but we expect massive growth in this field. Among the most exciting developments are in the bioMEMS areas where medical diagnostics and the concept of ‘lab-on-a-chip’ are important new markets. MEMS is a very multidisciplinary field that requires knowledge of electronics design, fabrication technologies, measurement systems and mechanics. To reflect these requirements this programme of study includes microelectronics device fabrication and design modules as well as specialised options on Microsystems Technology. The degree provides an excellent platform for further research in either industry or academia (such as PhD research in the Nano or Electronic and Software Systems groups). View the programme specification document for this course