The MSc programme in Microelectronics is supported by the Department of Microelectronics. It takes 24 months and is fully conducted in English. The programme offers challenging high-level education and research to talented students holding a BSc degree in technology or science. The first year comprises theoretical study, assignments, and laboratory work, whereas the second year is largely devoted to a graduation project. For the graduation project students participate in one of the university's advanced research or design projects or an equivalent assignment within a company.
A graduation in Microelectronics constitutes an excellent basis for a successful international career in this field. Within the 2-year programme students follow a number of compulsory courses (core module) that cover the entire field of Microelectronics. Further, students select a number of specialisation courses to design a programme that matches their interest. The specialisation courses range from technology and devices, via integrated circuit design to high-level system design and cover many important present and future application areas. It also brings students in close contact with challenging and internationally recognised research areas that are covered by the Department of Microelectronics via its strong participation in the Delft Institute of Microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES).
The global character of the Department of Microelectronics is reflected by the international background of both the students and their professors. The department has its own clean rooms, so a student's idea does not have to remain only an idea, but can be realised. The available facilities also stimulate essential interaction between design-oriented and technology-oriented students.
The scope of Microelectronics includes the design, fabrication and testing of devices, circuits and systems, using integrated (silicon) micro-fabrication technologies. Only trained people with state-of-the-art expertise can develop successful innovative products. This MSc programme aims at providing such knowledge, by offering a set of courses that enables a student to acquire both a broad knowledge of the field and more detailed knowledge in a specialisation area.
The Department of Microelectronics offers a number of scholarships which are available for students of proven excellence. These scholarships include:
- Full tuition fees for the TU Delft MSc programme and contribution to living expenses for 2 years. To be considered for these scholarships, your complete application for the MSc programme needs to be uploaded before December 1st.
- Industrial sponsored scholarships comprising tuition fee waivers for the 2nd year. To be considered for these scholarships students should show excellent performance during the first year and choose a thesis topic in line with the sponsor’s interest, usually a chip design.
Common core courses (20 EC)
Common courses for all students in Microelectronics
Track core courses (15 EC)
Introductory courses for the ME track
Specialization courses (at least 25 EC)
Selection of courses to extend knowledge on specific subjects (verify profile requirements)
Free electives (max 15 EC)
Work experience, international exchange programmes, courses offered by other departments
Graduation project (45 EC)
Thesis project, in the form of a research assignment
dr.ir. Andre Bossche
Electronic Instrumentation Group
Department of Microelectronics