Rochester Institute of Technology

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Microelectronics Engineering (MS)

Address:

One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States

Phone:

1-866-260-3950

Fax:

585-475-7164

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Microelectronics Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The objective of the MS degree in microelectronic engineering is to provide an opportunity for students to perform graduate-level research as they prepare for entry into either the semiconductor industry or a doctoral program. The degree requires strong preparation in the area of microelectronics and requires a thesis.

Program outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental scientific principles governing solid-state devices and their incorporation into modern integrated circuits.
  • Understand the relevance of a process or device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge in existing or emerging areas of the field of microelectronics such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, yield, and manufacturing.
  • Apply microelectronic processing techniques to the creation/investigation of new process/device structures.
  • Communicate technical material effectively through oral presentations, written reports, and publications.

Plan of study

The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 32 semester credit hours, including a 6 credit hour thesis.

The program consists of six core courses, two graduate electives, 2 credits of graduate seminar, and a six credit thesis. The curriculum is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in microelectronic engineering. Students who have an undergraduate degree in microelectronic engineering develop a custom course of study with their graduate adviser.

Thesis

A thesis is undertaken once the student has completed approximately 20 semester credit hours of study. Planning for the thesis, however, should begin as early as possible. Generally, full-time students should complete their degree requirements, including thesis defense, within two years (four academic semesters and one summer term).

Accreditation:

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International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 33

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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