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Microelectronic Engineering MS

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.

Program skills

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


  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Manufacturing

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 80.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 20.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 80.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 20.00%
Alternative Plans 0%


The BS program in microelectronic engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.