Postgraduate Diploma in Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Communications

Differences from 2018/19 to 2023/24

  • 1. The Divisional Board of Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences, jointly with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee, which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction. The Postgraduate Diploma is only available to students admitted for the degree of MSc in Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Communications.

  • 2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Communications. The course is available on a part-time basis only over a period of not less than six terms.

  • 3. Where for urgent reason a student is unable to attend a unit they may be permitted by the course director to seek an extension of time for up to three terms.

  • 4. Every candidate shall be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) A portfolio of work for the units listed in the Schedule below; and

(b) Completion of all practicals to the satisfaction of the examiners.

  • The assessed work set out in clause 4(a) shall be submitted electronically, in accordance with details given in the handbook, by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 6. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma.

  • 7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.


  • 1. Fundamentals of Microelectronics and Communications

  • 2. Wireless Communications

  • 3. Advanced Microelectronics

  • 4. Fundamentals of Optoelectronic Devices and Applied Optics

  • 5. Optical Communications

  • 6. Either

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