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Curriculum and Courses in Semiconductor Engineering

The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering, with a major in Microelectronics and Semiconductors, offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.  Below is one example plan of study (among many possibilities). A total of 30 credit hours is required to earn the major.

  • MOS VLSI Design (3 credits, core)
  • Linear Algebra (3 credits, math requirement)
  • Solid State Devices (3 credits, technical depth)
  • System-on-Chip Design (3 credits, technical depth)
  • Embedded Systems (3 credits, technical depth)
  • Advanced VLSI Design (3 credits, technical depth)
  • VLSI Testing and Verification (3 credits, elective)
  • High-speed mixed signal ICs (3 credits, elective)
  • Introduction to Electronics Packaging and Heterogeneous Integration (3 credits, breadth requirement)
  • Communication for Engineering Leaders (1 credit, professional development)
  • Technology Realization Program/Commercialization/Entrepreneurship (2 credits, professional development)