The MRes Advanced Microelectronic Technology and Materials programme is designed to offer comprehensive education and specialised training. Its goal is to nurture talents with advanced skills in the areas of semiconductor materials, micro/nano-device design, and fabrication technologies.

Advanced Microelectronic Technology and Materials


The MRes Advanced Microelectronic Technology and Materials programme provides a thorough study of semiconductor materials and devices, micro/nano-electromechanical systems, and advanced microfabrication technology. It blends theory with practice, equipping students to tackle complex challenges in the microelectronics field. The programme concludes with an Industrial Research Dissertation, giving students practical experience and preparing them for roles as independent researchers and technology leaders in academia and industry. Graduates will be well-versed in microelectronics industrial systems, ready to innovate and contribute significantly to the industry.

Knowledge and skills

Students will gain:

  • knowledge in the area of microelectronic materials and microfabrication technology and their applications within microdevices and microsystems;
  • the ability to address complex, cross-disciplinary real-world problems with innovative solutions;
  • competence as researchers in various academic and industrial contexts;
  • effective communication skills, particularly in the field of microelectronics; and
  • knowledge and skills in microelectronic industrial systems and their design.

The MRes Advanced Microelectronic Technology and Materials programme equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to thrive in this cutting-edge field. Work hard, push boundaries, and be a part of shaping the future of technology.

Dr Yinchao Zhao

Programme Director


Semester 1

  • Semiconductor Materials and Devices
  • Characterization of Materials and Microelectronic Devices
  • Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems
  • Applied Research Techniques and Methodologies

Semester 2

  • Advanced Microfabrication Technology
  • Introduction to Emerging Devices and Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing for Micro Devices
  • Leadership

Semester 3 and 4

  • Industrial Research Dissertation


As technologies like 5G, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence evolve quickly, the microelectronics industry expands, resulting in a greater demand for microelectronic devices. This opens numerous career opportunities in fields such as micro/nano-device and microsystems design, device fabrication and processing, and roles in research institutes, universities, and other organisations. For those passionate about technology and innovation, this is a vibrant and promising field.

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