Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode Program

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

Introduction of INOR:

Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR)

Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR) is officially established on 29 May 2014. INOR has emerged as one of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Malaysia that offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in the research fields with regards to nanotechnology and optoelectronics. As the CoE, INOR focuses on research and development (R&D) mainly in five niche research areas, encompassing

  • Nano and Advanced Materials
  • Light Emitting Diode/ Laser
  • Sensor
  • Solar Cell
  • Power Devices

Various aspects including nanoscience, nanomaterials, nanofabrication, and nanoengineering are main subject areas that are collectively building intellectual and technological bridges from nanoscale concepts to practical nano-optoelectronic devices and systems. INOR is also rich in resources, either the human resources or the supporting facilities, which have promoted its sustainable development to be considered as one of the most modern and innovative research laboratories on nanotechnology and optoelectronics in Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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.

The Master of Science (Nano-Optoelectronics) Mixed Mode Program will be offered in both full time and part time modes. The purpose of offering the program in two modes is to attract those engineers, technicians or operators currently working in the industries to continue upgrading themselves by pursuing their studies at Master of Science level. The minimum and maximum duration of study for full time mode is 1 year and 2 years, respectively while that for part time mode is 1.5 years and 3 years, respectively.

Admission Requirement:

  • Candidate must possess Bachelor’s Degree with honours in the field of Science and Engineering and CGPA of at least 2.75 or equivalent from recognised university.
  • Candidate with CGPA 2.5 - 2.74 must possess experience in the aspect of research for at least 1 year or professional experience in related field for at least 1 year or 1 journal publication (not proceeding) in the applied field or at least Grade B for major/ elective courses or at least Grade B+ in the final year project.
  • Candidate with CGPA 2.00 - 2.49 must possess experience in the aspect of research for at least 5 years or professional experience in related field for at least 5 years and 1 journal publication (not proceeding) in the applied field or at least Grade B for major/ elective courses or at least Grade B+ in the final year project.
  • For candidate who does not fulfill any of the aforementioned criteria, he or she must possess APEL A (APEL T-7) certificate. •

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Technology (INOR), Universiti Sains Malaysia,
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