Master of Engineering in Photonics

Photonics
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This two-year master qualification provides students with specialized knowledge and professional engineering skills to prepare them for a career in the rapidly-growing field of photonics and optoelectronics. Photonics professionals work across a wide range of industries including research and development, telecommunications, sensing and remote detection and biomedical diagnostics. This program builds on ANU’s interdisciplinary engineering focus and research expertise to give students the required skills to address complex multi-disciplinary problems, while at the same time providing advanced technical knowledge in photonics.

The program includes specialized courses in optical physics, fibre optic communications, optical sensing, biophotonics, optical instrumentation for astronomy, and photovoltaics.  Students also have the opportunity to select electives from across the University.

The Master of Engineering in Photonics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

78 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

  • ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1
  • ENGN6512 Optical Physics
  • ENGN6513 Fibre Optics Communication Systems
  • ENGN6613 Photonic Sensing Systems
  • ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • ENGN8120 Systems Modelling
  • ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2
  • PHYS8014 Photonics in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
  • PHYS8015 Photonics Laboratory
  • PHYS8016 Photonics Advanced Topics
  • PHYS8017 Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics
  • PHYS8170 Research Project in Photonics

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

  • ENGN6334 Semiconductors
  • ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
  • ENGN6626 Digital Communications
  • PHYS3035 Fourier Systems and Optics

A maximum of 12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

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