Rochester Institute of Technology
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering ME
Microelectronics Mfg. Engineering (ME)
Students gain hands-on experience in the design and processing of integrated circuits--the vital component in almost all electronic products manufactured today.
A ME or a MS degree is offered in the area of microelectronics manufacturing. The ME in microelectronics manufacturing engineering is a full-time, one-year intensive classroom- and laboratory-oriented program culminating with an internship. The MS in microelectronics manufacturing engineering is a full-time, two-year research-oriented program, which includes a master's thesis. Both programs are intended to prepare students for a career in the semiconductor industry and provide a broad interdisciplinary background in optics, chemistry, device physics, computer science, electrical engineering, photographic science, and statistics.
The master of engineering in microelectronics manufacturing engineering program offered by the department of microelectronic engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology provides a broad based education to students with a bachelor's degree in traditional engineering or science disciplines interested in a career in the semiconductor industry.
The master of engineering degree is awarded upon successful completion of an approved graduate program consisting of a minimum of 30 credit hours. The program is available full-time or part-time, online or on-campus. The program consists of one transition course, seven core courses, two elective courses, and a minimum of 4 credits of internship (professional work experience in the semiconductor industry). Under certain circumstances, a student may be required to complete more than the minimum number of credits. For example, a chemistry major may be required to take a two-course sequence in circuits and electronics. The core courses are Microelectronics (processing) I, II, and III; Microelectronics (manufacturing) I and II; and Microlithography Materials and Processes; and Microlithography Systems.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
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: 30
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.
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