The Microelectronic Engineering program recognizes the importance of providing a variety of advising and support services designed to ensure your academic success. Upon entrance to our program, you will be assigned an academic adviser. Over the course of your academic career at RIT, you may seek academic, career, and personal advice from several faculty and staff members. Undergraduate students who have any questions about advising in Microelectronic Engineering, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny LaFlam in the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering (EME) Office. Graduate students should contact the program director, their graduate advisor or Patti Vicari in the EME office.
See your advisor to help you plan your schedule! It is extremely important that you stay on track as we convert to the semester system. Tiger Tracks has been turned off and is no longer kept up to date. You can get a copy of your student check-list from the EME office. You may also click on the Course History Tab on the Advisee Student Center to review your course work. Please consult the Microelectronic Engineering Academic page for details on the BS, MS and ME curricula.
Professional Electives can be any 400 level or higher courses from KGCOE, Software Engineering, or Computer Science. Any other courses must be approved by the Microelectronic Engineering Program Director.
Graduate Electives are 600 level or higher courses that are in the area related to the student's thesis research and should be approved by the student’s thesis or academic advisor.
Free Electives cannot consist of foundation material for any courses already completed. However, one can request approval for courses taken before advanced material is covered. One or two credit hour courses may be added together to count towards the total required credit hours of Free Elective.
Minors: Students must complete at least 9 semester credit hours (three courses) of their minor coursework outside of what is required by the Microelectronic Engineering program. Please consult with the program you are interested in obtaining a minor for detailed requirements.
General Education Requirements: Students may consult RIT General Education page for requirements and course listings.
Going on Co op? Report it on the RIT Job Zone website. Please visit the Microelectronic Engineering Co-op page for details.
In addition to graduate course work, Microelectronic Engineering BS/MS (Mat. Sci.) and MS students are expected to complete thesis research as part of their MS degree requirement. The following indicates how a student may progress through the topic research and completion of thesis.
Thesis Topic Exploration
Thesis Research and Defense ◦Overlaps with the first two phases
The Microelectronic Engineering BS/MS students are expected to finish their thesis research by the end of their 6th year, at the latest. Students who anticipate a problem completing their thesis by end of spring of the 6th year may submit a letter-of-intent to illustrate the special circumstance that prevents them from finishing. Similarly, Microelectronic Engineering MS students are expected to finish their thesis research by the end of their second year. For details, please see the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering Graduate Handbook.
Students may further visit Undergraduate Bulletin and Graduate Bulletin for course listings.
Electronic forms are available by visiting Microelectronic Engineering Forms.
Remember that we are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to come by the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering office if have any questions that are not covered on this page!!
The following is a list of pre-approved (by the program) professional elective courses that our undergraduate Microelectronic Engineering students may take. Many courses have pre-requisites. Just because a course is listed here does not mean that pre-requites can be ignored. Contact individual course instructors for further information on pre-requites and registration approval.
We also allow selected courses in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Packaging Science and the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics, Micro-Systems, Imaging Science and Science to count as electives in our undergraduate program. Please consult your academic advisor and faculty advisor to discuss your options and then gain approval of the program director.
MCEE-499 Undergraduate Independent Study (form should explicitly state that the independent study is being used as a professional elective).
Fall semester (semesters offered are subject to change):
Spring semester (Semesters offered are subject to change):
Other colleges or programs:
Manufacturing Engineering Technology program in the College of Applied Science and Technology:
Material Science and Engineering Electives
College of Science
Individual courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical courses may all qualify; contact the Microelectronic Engineering Program Director for approval.