Why choose PIXNET
- Study a crucial field in the evolution of information and communication devices
- Receive high-quality training, specialising in photonic integration for communication, sensing and switching
- As part of the Erasmus Mundus programme, graduate with two full MSc qualifications
- Benefit from close relationships with key industrial partners
PIXNET is a two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme supported by European Union funding.
You will receive high-quality training in photonic integration for communication, sensing and switching, significantly enhancing your employability in any of these areas on graduation. Offered by a consortium of universities, you’ll benefit from the distinctive and complementary academic qualities, and strong educational and research environments, of each.
Alternatively, a non-Erasmus, Aston University only, PIXNET training pathway is available, leading to a standard MSc qualification (180 credits).
Both programmes are aimed at training talented students to become capable of designing, realising and assessing innovative integrated devices based on photonic technologies. As well as being of academic importance, the programme is an interdisciplinary, multinational initiative to train telecommunication and electrical engineers to investigate the adoption of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) as the central element in the evolution of information and communication devices.
The strong involvement of industrial partners in the programme will offer you the opportunity to bridge the gap between your academic knowledge and practical application. You will be encouraged to carry out a number of industrial visits to enhance your MSc project.
As a student of the collaborative PIXNET programme, you will be able to choose to follow one of the following pathways:
Optical switching technologies
Optical transceiver technologies
Design of Photonic integrated devices
Photonic integrated devices manufacturing
Theory and techniques for photonic integrated devices