The master of engineering in microelectronics manufacturing engineering provides a broad-based education for students who are interested in a career in the semiconductor industry and hold a bachelor’s degree in traditional engineering or other science disciplines.
- Design and understand a sequence of processing steps to fabricate a solid state device to meet a set of geometric, electrical, and/or processing parameters.
- Analyze experimental electrical data from a solid state device to extract performance parameters for comparison to modeling parameters used in the device design.
- Understand current lithographic materials, processes, and systems to meet imaging and/or device patterning requirements.
- Understand the relevance of a process or device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices.
- Perform in a microelectronic engineering environment, as evidenced by an internship.
- Appreciate the areas of specialty in the field of microelectronics, such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, and yield and manufacturing.
This 30 credit hour program is awarded upon the successful completion of six core courses, two elective courses, a research methods course, and an internship. Under certain circumstances, a student may be required to complete bridge courses totaling more than the minimum number of credits. Students complete courses in microelectronics, microlithography, and manufacturing.
$1,191 per credit hour (2020-21)
30 credit hours required
A full-time student could finish the program in 2 year, and a part-time student could complete the program in 4 years.
- Microelectronic Fabrication (3 credits)
- Lithography Materials and Processes (3 credits)
- Thin Films (3 credits)
- Microelectronics Research Methods ( credit)
- Microelectronics Manufacturing (3 credits)
- Semiconductor Process Integration (3 credits)
- Nanolithography Systems (3 credits)
- Microelectronics Research Methods ( credit)
- Master of Engineering Internship ( credit)
- Graduate Elective (6 credits)
- Semiconductor Device and Design Engineer
- Process Development Engineer
- Yield Enhancement Engineer
- Product Engineer
- Test and Characterization Engineer
- Application Engineer
- Micron Technology
- Applied Materials
- Texas Instruments
- RF Micro Devices
- Northrup Grumman
- 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
- RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
- Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
- We build programs based on real-time employer demand
- The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
- RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
- We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
- Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
- We provide enriched personalized academic advising
- You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.
To be considered for admission to the master of engineering in microelectronic manufacturing engineering program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
- Submit a current resume and a personal statement
- Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well qualified to judge the candidate's ability for graduate study
- Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in electrical, chemical engineering or the equivalent, from an accredited college or university in good academic standing and at least one year of study and / or experience in semiconductor device physics, VLSI design, and semiconductor fabrication technology
- An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or supervisor recommendations are required
- A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not mandatory but may support the candidacy
- Certain countries are subject to comprehensive embargoes under US Export Controls, which prohibit virtually ALL exports, imports and other transactions without a license or other US Government authorization. Learners from Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Crimea region of the Ukraine, Iran and Cuba may not register for online courses at RIT. Nor may individuals on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s table of Deny Orders. By registering for online courses at RIT, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
Candidates applying with a bachelor's degree in non-electrical or non-microelectronic engineering fields may be considered for admission, however they may be required to complete additional bridge courses to ensure they are adequately prepared for graduate study.