This programme will give you advanced theoretical and practical training in the use of lasers, with a particular emphasis on the latest industrial applications, including:-
- micro and nano manufacture
- rapid prototyping
- rapid manufacture.
Hands-on experience features strongly on the programme, with laboratory demonstrations, extensive practical work and a substantial industry-relevant research project.
You'll also benefit from personal development modules in project planning, research methods and management skills.
The programme consists of a taught component and a major research based project. The taught component is organised in two 12-week semesters with examinations at the end of each semester. The taught part of the programme is assessed in January and May and represents 120 credits from a total of 180. The remaining 60 credits are allocated to the project.Projects
Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.