Graduate Concentration in Microelectronics and Advanced Semiconductors

The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a concentration in microelectronics and advanced semiconductors for ECE graduate students.

Required courses: To earn the concentration, students must complete the following coursework:

  • Three credits from the core courses list below
  • An additional 6 credit hours from the additional courses list below

Focus areas: This concentration has these three focus areas; students can take courses from multiple focus areas to meet the concentration requirements:

  • Circuit Design (CD)
  • Devices and Manufacturing (DM)
  • System Design (SD)

Plan of study: ECE graduate students should include the concentration on their plan of study. The concentration is then listed on the student’s Purdue transcript.

If you have already submitted your plan of study, you can submit a revision to add the concentration.

For additional information: Contact Matt Golden or Lynn Hegewald.

 

Core courses (3 credits required):

Course

Credits

Focus Area

ECE 55900 - MOS VLSI Design

3

CD, SD

ECE 60600 - Solid State Devices I

3

DM

All of the following:

3 (1 credit each)

DM

 

Additional courses (6 credits required):

Course

Credits

Focus area

ECE 50616 - Physics and Manufacturing of Solar Cells

3

DM

ECE 51220 - Applied Algorithms

3

SD

ECE 55700 - Integrated Circuit/MEMS Fabrication Laboratory

3

DM

ECE 55900 - MOS VLSI Design

3

DM

ECE 56500 - Computer Architecture

3

SD

ECE 56800 - Embedded Systems

3

SD

ECE 59500 - CMOS Analog IC Design

3

CD

ECE 59500 - Digital Systems Design Automation

3

SD

ECE 59500 - Essentials of Transistors

1

CD

ECE 59500 - Semiconductor Fundamentals

1

CD, SD

ECE 60420 - Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits

3

CD

ECE 60422 - Primer on RF Design

1

CD

ECE 60423 - RF System Design

1

CD

ECE 60614 - Reliability Physics of Nanoelectronic Transistors

3

DM

ECE 61200 - Advanced VLSI Devices (Nanoscale Transistors)

3

DM

ECE 68800 - VLSI Testing and Verification

3

CD

ECE 69500 - Advanced VLSI Design

3

CD, SD

ECE 69500 - High-Speed Mixed-Signal IC Design

3

CD

ECE 69500 - System-on-chip Design

3

SD