Semiconductor Track

The semiconductor track curriculum aims to foster both a theoretical understanding of semiconductors and hands-on experience in cleanroom and nanocharacterization facilities. The course lineup covers solid-state physics, quantum mechanics, chip design, integrated circuits, as well as the electrical and mechanical properties of materials. Additionally, students engage in practical laboratory sessions.

Notably, the ESE 5360 course empowers students to create and analyze devices independently, involving front-end processes like lithography, etching, and deposition, as well as back-end procedures such as dicing and wire bonding. Characterization techniques, including electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, and various metrology tools, are also explored in this course. Among the lab modules offered is graphene transistor and pH sensor, involving UV lithography, physical vapor deposition, reactive ion etch, diffusion, graphene transfer, probe station and microfluidics. (Link)

Category A: Required Courses (3 CUs)

ENGR 5040 – Fundamental Concepts in Nanotechnology
ESE/MSE 5250 – Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Either ESE 5360 – Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization (Link);
or MSE 5650 – Fabrication and Characterization of Nanostructured Devices

Category B: Select 4 from the following (4 CUs)

ESE 5100 Electromagnetic and Optics
ESE 5130 Prin of Quantum Tech
ESE 5210 The Physics of Solid State Energy Devices
ESE 5230 Quantum Engineering
MSE 5370 Nanomechanics and Nanotribology at Interfaces
MSE 5550 Electrochemical Engineering of Materials
MSE 5610 Atomic Modeling in Materials Science
MEAM 5050 Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials
CBE 5250 Molecular Modeling and Simulations
CBE 5350 Interfacial Phenomena

Category C: Select 3 from the following (3 CUs)

ESE 5310 Digital Signal Processing
ESE 5320 System-on-a-Chip Architecture
ESE 5730 Chips-design
ESE 5700 Digital Integrated Circuits and VLSI-Fundamentals
ESE 5720 Analog Integrated Circuits
MSE 5060 Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials
MSE 5360 Electronic Properties of Materials
CIT 5930 Introduction to Computer Systems