Graduate Certificate in Microelectronics and Semiconductors


The 100% online Graduate Certificate in Microelectronics and Semiconductors offers an entry point for professional engineers and technology professionals to obtain critical skills and expertise in an essential industry. Students can select from a variety of courses in semiconductor materials, advanced semiconductor device design and modeling, integrated circuit and system design, and advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration. 

Endorsed by Purdue's renowned Semiconductor Degrees Program (SDP) and backed by industry-leading companies, our program stands out as the sole degree program exclusively dedicated to semiconductors and microelectronics within a top 10 nationally ranked engineering college. Delivered through online modalities, this certificate program accommodates the schedules of working professionals, offering practical, focused training that can be immediately applied to the workforce. Professionals interested in other online semiconductor graduate opportunities can also review the online Master's in Microelectronics & Semiconductors

Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Microelectronics and Semiconductors requires 9 credit hours. The certificate 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)

ECE 51216 Digital Systems Design Automation (3 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following courses: 

Admissions Requirements

Criteria for Admissions

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area (Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Technology)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

For Fall Start: 

  • August 1

For Spring Start: 

  • December 1

For Summer Start: 

  • May 1


Resident of Indiana

  • $1,139 per credit
  • $10,251 total

Nonresident of Indiana

  • $1,459 per credit
  • $13,131 total

Further information available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Students can take a maximum of 12 credit hours as a non-degree student and utilize them for a certificate or advanced degree program. Students should ensure they are selecting courses that fit within their desired program’s curriculum.

Yes. Students can usually utilize the courses they took within their certificate program for a master’s degree program. Check with the department of your intended degree program for specifics.

Acceptance into the certificate program does NOT assure admission to the Graduate School of Purdue University to pursue an advanced degree. Those who wish to pursue a degree program along with the certificate will need to fill out two separate applications, each with a different semester start term.