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Microelectronic Engineering minor

Michael Jackson, Minor Adviser

The microelectronic engineering minor provides basic integrated circuit fabrication skills to students from science and other engineering related disciplines whose career path may involve the semiconductor industry. RIT has one of the finest cleanrooms in the world specializing in undergraduate microelectronic education. This minor enables students to utilize these state-of-the-art facilities while they develop the skills they need for success in the industry. 

Notes about this minor:

  • This minor is closed to students majoring in microelectronic engineering.
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
CHMG-131 General Chemistry for Engineers (or equivalent)
MATH-182 Project-based Calculus II
PHYS-212 University Physics II
Required Courses
MCEE-201 IC Technology
MCEE-503 Thin Films
Choose three of the following:
   EEEE-260    Semiconductor Devices†
   MCEE-360    Semiconductor Devices-MicroE†
   MCEE-502    Semiconductor Process Integration
   MCEE-505    Microlithography Materials and Processing
   MCEE-515    Nanolithography Systems
   MCEE-550    CMOS Processing
   MCEE-720    Photovoltaics
   MCEE-730    Metrology for Failure Analysis and Yield of ICs
   MCEE-732    Evaluation of Microelectronic Manufacturing
   MCEE-770    Microelectromechanical Systems

* Additional prerequisites may be required based on the choice of microelectronic engineering electives.

† Students may choose Semiconductor Devices (EEEE-260) or Semicondictor Devices-MicroE (MCEE-360), but not both.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

This minor is designed to provide basic knowledge of microelectronics and nanofabrication to non-microelectronic engineering students from math and statistics, science, and other engineering disciplines. It is intended for students interested in career opportunities in microelectronics and nanotechnology that may involve working in the semiconductor industry. This program also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in microelectronics, microsystems engineering, novel semiconductor applications, and nanotechnology.

1016-281, 282 Calculus I, II
1017-311 University Physics I
1011-208 College Chemistry

Required Courses:
0305-221 Introduction to Micro/Nanolithography
0305-350 IC Technology
0305-643 Thin Film Processes

Electives—Choose two of the following:†
0305-564, 574 Microlithography Systems, Lab*
0305-632 Silicon Process Integration
0305-650 CMOS Processing
0305-666, 676 Microlithography, Materials and Processes, Lab
0305-704 Semiconductor Process and Device Modeling
0305-707 Nanoscale CMOS and Beyond*
0305-731 Microelectronics Manufacturing I
0305-732 Microelectronics Manufacturing II
0305-830 Metrology for Yield and Failure Analysis
0305-870 Microelectromechanical Systems

* These electives are suitable for students with appropriate prerequisites from their major program.

† See minor adviser for additional elective options.