Postgraduate taught 

Electronics & Photonics Manufacturing MSc

Fundamentals of Manufacturing and CAD ENG5311

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course provides practical insight into the skills and software foundational to advanced meso- micro- and nano-manufacturing techniques. Students will become familiar with Computer Aided Design and Multiphysics software, experience a range of manufacturing processes directly, and assess the results of these manufacturing techniques experimentally.


Two sessions of two hours per week

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





70% Written Examination

30% Report: 20% Report on Computer Aided Design exercises, 10% Report on experimental assessment of manufactured system

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to develop students' abilities to assess the benefits of Computer Aided Design and Multiphysics tools, to use them efficiently and effectively, and to put those simulations in the context of real, fabricated and experimentally measured manufactured products.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ design, model, simulate and assess structural and functional elements in microscale manufactured systems using state-of-art Computer Aided Design and Multiphysics tools,

■ describe key processes in the manufacture of microelectronic, micro-electro-mechanical, and photonic systems, critically assessing the advantages and disadvantages of each process, and its susceptibility to effective computer modelling,

■ analyse data from experimental measurement on manufactured systems with micro- or nano-scale components, critically assessing results obtained and responding clearly in written form.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.


Students much attend 75% of all laboratory, workshop and tutorial classes where attendance is taken.