Student Mobility

Each color details one of the possible mobility paths.

PIXNET partners have complementary expertise at system level design and photonic integration level. They contribute together to the whole chain of innovation at the system level through the architectural design of optical networks and interconnect architectures. All partners have a consolidated transversal competence in this sector.

Regarding photonic integration competences, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has skills on Silicon Photonics technology, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven on Indium Phosphide technology, Aston University on 3D Femtosecond Inscription and Osaka University has a strong expertise on optical communication theory and experimental validation.

Each available mobility path leads to specialisation in a different facet of photonic integration.

Six different curricula are available depending on the mobility options selected, and each curriculum requires the completion of four modules, each corresponding to one semester. Except for mobility path n. 5, the first year of the Master's (i.e. the first and second semester of the Master's course) will be spent in the same (programme country) institution. The third semester of the Master's will be spent in a different institution, while the Master’s thesis can be done in the same or in another institution.

The six curricula and the relevant degrees awarded are defined as follows (the curricula of mobility 5 and 6 are the same):

  • Mobility 1: SSSA (1st and 2nd semester), TUE (3rd and 4th semester) defines the “Optical Switching Technologies” curriculum. The two awarded degrees are: Master's Degree in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks by SSSA and the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering by TUE

  • Mobility 2: ASTON (1st and 2nd semester), TUE (3rd and 4th semester) defines the “Optical Transceiver Technologies” curriculum. The two awarded degrees are: Master of Science in Photonic Networks Engineering by ASTON and the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering by TUE

  • Mobility 3: SSSA (1st and 2nd semester), ASTON (3rd and 4th semester) defines the “Design of Photonic Integrated Devices” curriculum. The two awarded degrees are: Master in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks by SSSA and the Master of Science on Photonic Networks Engineering by ASTON

  • Mobility 4:  ASTON (1st and 2nd semester), SSSA (3rd and 4th semester) defines the “Photonic Integrated Devices Manufacturing” curriculum. The two awarded degrees are: Master in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks by SSSA and the Master of Science on Photonic Networks Engineering by ASTON

  • Mobility 5: ASTON (1st semester), ASTON (2nd semester), OSAKA (3rd semester), SSSA (4th semester) defines the “Theory and Techniques for Photonic Integrated Devices” curriculum. The three awarded degrees are: Master in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks by SSSA, the Master of Science on Photonic Networks Engineering by ASTON and the Master of Engineering by OSAKA

  • Mobility 6: SSSA (1st and 2nd semester), ASTON (3rd semester), OSAKA (4th semester) defines the “Theory and Techniques for Photonic Integrated Devices” curriculum. The two awarded degrees are: Master in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks by SSSA and the Master of Science on Photonic Networks Engineering by ASTON

This page was last modified on 31 Oct. 2017