Microelectronic engineering affects nearly all aspects of our daily lives. RIT’s microelectronic engineering program is considered a world leader in the education of semiconductor process engineers.
Throughout this program, students understand the fundamental scientific principles governing solid-state devices and their incorporation into modern integrated circuits as well as the relevance of a processor device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices. Students develop in-depth knowledge in existing or emerging areas of the field of microelectronics such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, yield, and manufacturing. They apply microelectronic processing techniques to the creation/investigation of new process/device structures and communicate technical material effectively through oral presentations, written reports, and publications.
Program facilities equipment
Students are exposed to the Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory (SMFL). A 56,000 sq. ft. the lab opened in 1986–class 10 and class 100 cleanrooms; labs; & classrooms. IC lab includes a complete 6” CMOS wafer processing facility, mask-making, test & evaluation rooms, chemical & gas storage, gowning & line maintenance. Capabilities include chemical vapor deposition, plasma etching, ion implantation, diffusion, photolithography, metallization, surface analysis & electrical testing. An expansion of the SMFL has been dedicated to applied research & development work in Microsystems; which includes integrated microelectronics, MEMS, and photonic devices.
Program job titles reported
Process Engineer; Device Engineer; Development Engineer; Research Engineer; Equipment Engineer; Principle Engineer; Process Integration Engineer; Manufacturing Yield Engineer; Photolithography Engineer; Field Applications Engineer
Select program hiring partners
AMD, Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ASML, Global Foundries, Intel, Mentor Graphics Corporation, Micron, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, ON Semiconductor, Qorvo, Raytheon Company, Renesas, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Skywater Technology, Texas Instruments, Toppan Photmask
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||20.00%|