The next generation of products for energy production, medical diagnostics, aerospace, space, displays, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, optics and optoelectronics demand ultra precision engineering of surfaces, down to the nanoscale, to achieve their superior functionality.
The MSc in Ultra Precision and Nanoengineering has been designed to equip engineers and scientists with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience that allow next generation high technology products and processes to be realised.
Students will study the essential aspects of ultra precision technologies and nanoengineering including the philosophy of determinism, fundamental precision design and metrology principles, critical computer-based design and application tools, and detailed knowledge of ultra precision and nanoengineering processes. Many applications of the technology are addressed, with particular emphasis on optics, renewable energy generation (solar, wind, wave), medical diagnostics, space and aerospace.
Students benefit from access to the best equipped precision machining laboratories in Europe, including the Hexagon Loxham Precision Laboratory, a 400m² state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled workspace, and over 100m2 of clean rooms within the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Centre.
Full-time students compete for the McKeown Prize for the Best Thesis in Precision Engineering, presented by Pat McKeown OBE.
MSc students complete eight modules, the group project and an individual thesis. Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) students complete eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete five modules.
The course commences in October every year.