Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Microelectronic Engineering BS

Program Overview

Integrated microelectronic or nanoelectronic circuits and sensors drive the global economy, increase productivity, and help improve our quality of life.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 100 students enrolled in this program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is Mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 2 blocks, 48 weeks
  • Co-op availability: Second year fall, summer, summer-fall; Third year summer; Fourth year spring-summer

Salary Information

Co-op:        $20.93                                 $11.00 - $32.90
BS:              $70,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students focus on semiconductor and IC fabrication and design of experiments, basic diode, and transistor circuits. They obtain an enhanced understanding of ion implant, physical vapor deposition and plasma etch and the inner workings of MOS devices and analog and digital integrated circuits. By their fourth year, students can work independently on projects in diffusion, oxidation or ion-implant areas and process integration. In their last year of study, students are well prepared to work independently on projects in diffusion, oxidation, ion-implant, chemical vapor deposition or lithography areas and they have an understanding design of microchips and operation of semiconductor devices. Understand the interaction of light with materials including reflections from multilayer substrates.


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

Equipment & Facilities

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.‚Äč

Job Titles

Process Engineer, Device Engineer, Development Engineer, Research Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Principle Engineer, Process Integration Engineer, Manufacturing Yield Engineer, Photolithography Engineer, Field Applications Engineer.

Significant Points

  • Only undergraduate program in the country. ABET-accredited, five-year program provides an interdisciplinary background in electrical and computer engineering, solid-state electronics, physics, chemistry, materials science, optics, and applied math and sta
  • All seniors complete a two semester senior design project.
  • Annual Microelectronic Engineering Conference was started in 1983 bringing together students, faculty, alumni and employers.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Allegro, AMD, Analog Devices, ASML, Global Foundries, IBM, Intel Corporation, Renesas Company, KLA, Microchip, Micron Technology, Northrop Grumman, ON-Semiconductor, Qorvo, Samsung, Sandia National Labs, Skywater Technology, Texas Instruments, Vicor.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Maria Pagani Wiegand, the career services coordinator who works with the Microelectronic Engineering program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Maria Pagani Wiegand, Career Services Coordinator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5458
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
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57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603