The objective of the master of science degree in microelectronic engineering is to provide an opportunity for students to perform graduate-level research as they prepare for entry into either the semiconductor industry or a doctoral program. The degree requires strong preparation in the area of microelectronics and requires a thesis.
- Understand the fundamental scientific principles governing solid-state devices and their incorporation into modern integrated circuits.
- Understand the relevance of a process or device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices.
- Develop in-depth knowledge in existing or emerging areas of the field of microelectronics, such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, and yield and manufacturing.
- Apply microelectronic processing techniques to the creation/investigation of new process/device structures.
- Communicate technical material effectively through oral presentations, written reports, and publications.