DEGREES AND CREDENTIALS IN SEMICONDUCTORS AND MICROELECTRONICS

Educating the next generation of workforce leaders in semiconductors and microelectronics.
The Purdue University College of Engineering launched a range of high-value credentials and degrees to educate and train the next-generation of workforce leaders in advanced semiconductors and microelectronics. These credentials and degrees, currently in various stages of approvals, will provide both graduate and undergraduate students a suite of options for obtaining specialized, world-class training in the areas of advanced semiconductors and microelectronics.
PURDUE ENGINEERING
Graduate Concentration
in Semiconductors and Microelectronics
The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers anew concentration on semiconductors and microelectronics for graduate students pursuing the MS ECE degree. The concentration is based on state-of-the-art courses that have been developed by our pioneering faculty. The concentration is available to students in our residential program as well as our online program and will be offered in two modalities, a coursework-only modality and a project-based modality involving a year-long hands-on design project. Depending on their interests, students in the concentration can customize their coursework to focus on semiconductor devices and manufacturing, circuit design, or system design.

Please contact Matt Golden for any questions about the concentration.
PURDUE ENGINEERING
MS Degree
in semi conductors and microelectronics
This new MS degree will be the only interdisciplinary MS degree focused entirely on the area of semiconductors and microelectronics offered at any of the top-10 ranked Engineering Colleges in the country. More details on the new MS degree will be available soon as the plan goes through various stages of approvals. You may already apply to the MS ECE degree and transfer to the new degree during your studies.
Online Degrees and certificates
The above-mentioned credentials and degrees are expected to be are available both for on-campus and online students. You may already earn fully online Master’s Degrees and credentials in these areas and transfer them to the new degrees during your studies.

For more details, please check the following links:
MSECE Online
Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering
ONE CREDIT 'BREADTH AT THE EDGES' COURSES
A unique and distinguishing feature of the master’s program is our suite of 1-credit courses which has been developed and is being expanded to meet the needs of potential students and their prospective employers. Several courses from this suite of courses are available for the semiconductor concentration and additional courses are available to provide significant breadth for students in the program.
PURDUE ENGINEERING
UNDERGRADUATE ECE CONCENTRATION
AND MINOR IN
SEMICONDUCTORS
The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering intends to will offer a new undergraduate minor and a new undergraduate concentration in semiconductors and microelectronics. A minor in semiconductors and microelectronics will allow non-ECE students to gain a fundamental understanding of semiconductors and microelectronics and also deepen their studies with electives in this same topic. The undergraduate concentration will allow undergrads pursuing Electrical or Computer Engineering majors to tailor their undergraduate experience to specialize in the areas of semiconductor technology, circuit design, or system design. Both of these credentials provide an important signal to employers and graduate schools about the depth and focus of a student’s undergraduate studies. Subject to academic approvals, the minor and concentration are expected to be formally available starting August 2022.
COURSES
The following courses are already available for students to take. Students interested in these areas can apply to the MS ECE degree. Additional courses will be added here as academic approvals are obtained. Please check back for updates.
Devices and Manufacturing Focus
Core Requirement (3 credits)
ECE 59500 - Semiconductor Fundamentals (1 credit)
ECE 59500 - Fundamentals of Current Flow (1 credit)
ECE 59500 - Essentials of Transistors (1 credit)
ELECTIVE COURSES (MINIMUM 6 credits)
ECE 60600 - Fundamentals of Semiconductors (3 credits)
ECE 61200 - Advanced VLSI Devices (Nanoscale Transistors) (3 credits)
ECE 50616 - Physics and Manufacturing of Solar Cells (3 credits)
ECE 60614 - Reliability Physics of Nanoelectronic Transistors (3 credits)
ECE 55900 - MOS VLSI Design (3 credits)
ECE 55700 - Integrated Circuit/MEMS Fabrication Laboratory (3 credits)
ECE 69500 - RF Design, Passive and Active Components (1 credit)
CIRCUIT DESIGN Focus
Core Requirement (3 credits)
ECE 55900 - MOS VLSI Design (3 credits)
ELECTIVE COURSES (MINIMUM 6 credits)
ECE 59500 - CMOS Analog IC Design (3 credits)
ECE 69500 - High-Speed Mixed-Signal IC Design (3 credits)
ECE 69500 - Advanced VLSI Design (3 credits)
ECE 59500 - Semiconductor Fundamentals (1 credit)
ECE 59500 - Essentials of Transistors (1 credit)
ECE 60420 - Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (3 credits)
ECE 69500 - Primer on RF Design (1 credit)
ECE 69500 - RF System Design (1 credit)
SYSTEM DESIGN Focus
Core Requirement (3 credits)
ECE 55900 - MOS VLSI Design (3 credits)
ELECTIVE COURSES (MINIMUM 6 credits)
ECE 69500 - System-on-chip Design (3 credits)
ECE 59500 - Digital Systems Design Automation (3 credits)
ECE 56800 - Embedded Systems (3 credits)
ECE 59500 - Semiconductor Fundamentals (1 credit)
ECE 69500 - Advanced VLSI Design (3 credits)
ECE 59500 - Applied Algorithms (3 credits)