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 45 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 5 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. The
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