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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 Aubree McClellan 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.

Guidelines for Electives and Minors

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.

Guidelines for Cooperative Education

Going on Co op?  Report it on the RIT Job Zone website.  Please visit the Microelectronic Engineering Co-op page for details.

  • You must complete the Co-op Seminar (EGEN-099) before going on your first Co-op block.
  • You will not get credit for your Co-op until student and employer evaluations are submitted for each and every term you work.
  • Please consult with your advisor before you commit for a Co-op period longer than spring-summer or summer-fall.
Guidelines for Thesis Research

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

  •  MCEE-795 Microelectronic Engineering Graduate
  •  Start in 4th year for BS/MS and 1st year for MS

Thesis Proposal

  • Work with your thesis advisor and start early to investigate the subject
  • Finish the proposal in, e.g., fall of 5th year for BS/MS and fall of 2nd year for MS

Thesis Research and Defense ◦Overlaps with the first two phases

  • Complete thesis credits after thesis proposal class
  • Finish with thesis document, a paper draft and thesis defense

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.

Additional Links

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!!

Pre-approved Microelectronic Engineering Professional Electives

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):

  • MCEE-730 Metrology for Failure Analysis and Yield (tentative, not on the schedule yet)
  • MCEE-704 Physical Modeling of Semiconductor Devices
  • MCEE-713 Physics of Nanostructures (also listed as EEEE-713 Solid State Physics)
  • MCEE-770 Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (soon to be changed to MEMS Fabrication)

Spring semester (Semesters offered are subject to change):

  • MCEE-706 SiGe and SOI (soon to be changed to Compound Semiconductor Devices)
  • MCEE-620 Photovoltaics for Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering

  • EEEE 603: Matrix Methods in EE
  • EEEE 610 Analog Electronics
  • EEEE-687 MEMS Evaluation
  • EEEE-689 Fundamentals of MEMS
  • EEEE 711: Adv Carrier Injection Devices
  • EEEE-712 Advanced Field Effect Devices
  • EEEE-713 Solid State Physics (also listed as MCEE-713)
  • EEEE-799 Graduate Independent Study
  • Other EEEE courses may qualify; contact the Microelectronic Engineering Program Director for approval.

Computer Engineering



  • MCSE 713 Lasers
  • MCSE 714 Quantum Mechanics for ENGR
  • Other MCSE courses may qualify; contact the Microelectronic Engineering Program Director for approval.

Other colleges or programs:

Manufacturing Engineering Technology program in the College of Applied Science and Technology:

  • MFET-655 Electronic Packaging Fundamentals
  • MFET 756 Adv Concept in Electronics Pkg

Material Science and Engineering Electives

  • MTSE - 601 Materials Science
  • MSTE – 617 Material Degradation
  • MSTE – 702 Polymer Science
  • MSTE – 703 Solid State Science
  • MTSE 704 Theory Meth Mat Sci & Eng

Imaging Science

  • IMGS 616 Fourier Methods for Imaging
  • IMGS 633 Optics for Imaging
  • Other IMGS courses may qualify; contact the Microelectronic Engineering Program Director for approval.

College of Science

Individual courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical courses may all qualify; contact the Microelectronic Engineering Program Director for approval.

  • PHYS 612 Classical Electrodynamics II