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Overview of Online ME in Microelectronic Manufacturing Engineering

Who: Intended for engineers working in the semiconductor industry (with BS degrees in engineering, physics or material science) who want to advance their careers by learning the manufacturing process from start to finish.

Program Contact: Dr. Robert Pearson 585 475-2923

Graduate Enrollment Services Contact: Katherine Beczak

What: A non-thesis degree consisting of 30 graduate credits (10 courses, 2 of which can be transfer courses). Please follow the curriculum link for a complete list of courses

When: The program is set up for fall entry. Courses delivery is asynchronous. View lectures at any time. Courses run late August through early December and January through mid May. Limited summer courses may be available.

Tuition: Online students receive a 43% discount from the normal graduate tuition rate.

Why: The master of engineering in microelectronic manufacturing engineering provides a broad-based education for students holding a bachelor’s degree in traditional engineering or other science disciplines. Rochester Institute of Technology’s Microelectronic Engineering program is the oldest program of its kind in the country (est. 1983) with over 1,000 alumni world-wide. Superior lab facilities, outstanding faculty with hands-on experience building advanced transistor circuits and 20 plus years of on-line degree offerings make this program extremely valuable. Please consult your co-workers who are RIT alumni.

Online Program outcomes: After completing the program, students will be able to:

• Design, understand and integrate a sequence of unit processing steps to fabricate a solid state device to meet a set of geometric, electrical, and/or processing parameters.

• Analyze experimental electrical data from a solid state device to extract performance parameters for comparison to modeling parameters used in the device design.

• Understand current lithographic materials, processes, and systems to meet imaging and/or device patterning requirements.

• Understand the relevance of a process or device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices.

• Be prepared to take on an engineering leadership role in a microelectronic engineering environment.

•  Have the ability to integrate the areas of specialty in the field of microelectronics, such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, and yield and manufacturing.


Additional Graduate Student Resources are available here.


RIT program named one of the 30 best online engineering master’s programs from private colleges