The entering student begins taking microelectronic engineering classes (with a lab) in the first year in the academic program in addition to the foundation courses in mathematics and physical sciences. Students learn statistics and design of experiments along with the actual fabrication of their own integrated circuit designs before the end of their second year. Three electrical engineering courses in the first two years emphasize the electrical basis of the program. The third and fourth years build on this foundation by focusing on subjects that combine the core of electrical engineering with the fabrication and processing skills necessary to manufacture modern integrated circuits. Courses taught in these two years cover:
Courses offered in the fifth and final year allow you to specialize in an area of professional interest.
The program weaves eight academic semesters with two semesters and two summers of cooperative education over a five year period to provide the developing engineer a rich learning environment and immediate opportunities for professional employment.