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Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode Program

Program: Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode Program

Overview of Program

Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) is the first program being offered in INOR on Mixed Mode basis. As a Mixed Mode program, 30% of coursework and 70% of research work is offered. Besides, dissimilar from the program offered by other universities from local or overseas, this program is unique because of the integration of both nanotechnology and optoelectronics composition in the structure.

Keeping in pace with the current scenario and trends for a sustainable development of nation, especially in the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) sector, green technologies like solid state lighting, renewable energy, energy efficient devices, air and water purification, light communication, and nanomedicine have left remarkable footprints for respective significant impacts to the global market. By offering the Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode Program, knowledgeable graduates with technological competency will be produced. The program serves also as a good learning path for the graduates to proceed to the next level of study at Doctor of Philosophy. Besides, there will be brighter future for the graduates to end up in the working life by exploring the career opportunities in education, research and development, failure analysis, quality control, and/or operations sectors in the E&E industry.


Course Structure

The program consists of 40 units of the following four core courses and two elective courses which are offered according to the respective semesters as table below. The elective courses (INE503 and INE504) are offered in both semesters; thus, students have the flexibility to enroll in the respective course during the semester of their choice.

Semester I

Core Courses


Elective Courses


INT501 Physics and Technology of Nanomaterials


INE503 Advanced Growth Technology


INT502 Growth and Fabrication of Optoelectronic Devices


INE504 Advanced Optoelectronics


INT505 Dissertation I


Semester II

Core Courses


Elective Courses


INT506 Dissertation II


INE503 Advanced Growth Technology


INE504 Advanced Optoelectronics


Total Units (Core Courses)


Total Units (Elective Course)


Program Educational Objectives (PEO): The objective of Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode program is to produce graduates who fulfil the matrix of program educational objectives (PEOs) after five (5) years, as below:

Program Education Objectives (PEO)


PEO 1     

Specialized knowledge and competent in the field of Nano Optoelectronics. 


PEO 2 

Able to perform research in the field of Nano Optoelectronics either in public/ private organisation or in industry sector.



Possess pure value and ethical as well as capable to perform social responsibility at respective organisation. 

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

At the end of Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode program, graduates will be able to achieve the following program learning outcomes (PLOs).

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)


PLO 1            

Master knowledge in Physics and Technology of Nanomaterials, Growth and Fabrication of Optoelectronic Devices together with Advanced Materials Growth Technology or Advanced Optoelectronics.


PLO 2 

Able to show technical expertise thoroughly in the field of Nano Optoelectronics.



Able to identify, formulate, and provide creative, innovative, and effective solution in problems related to Nano Optoelectronics.



Able to communicate effectively in the form of writing and oral among scientits, researchers, engineers and communities.



Function effectively as individuals or groups with the capability to become leader.



Possess high professionalism and good value, behavior and attitude.



Involve in lifelong learning, information management for career development.



Self-motivation, increase managerial and entrepreneurial skills for career development.



Possess leadership characteristics and demonstrate effective leadership responsibilities.


PLO 10   

Able to use modern digital equipment/software for problem solving.


PLO 11

Able to use numeracy skills for problem solving.

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