The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Minor in Microelectronics | ECE | Virginia Tech

Undergraduate Programs

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The minor requires 21 credit hours. Students' may double count courses in the Minor with those required for their major degree. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and a grade of C- or better in all courses in the Minor.

Required Course

  • MSE/ECE 4234: Semiconductor Processing[1] (3)

Six (6) credits required from the following courses

  • ECE 4214: Basic Semiconductor Devices (3)
  • ISE 4984: Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (3)
  • PHYS 3455/MSE 3255: Foundations of Modern and Solid State Physics (4)

Required capstone design project

complete at least three (3) credits from the following courses
  • ECE 4994: Undergraduate Research[2] (3)
  • MSE 4085: Senior Design Project3 I (2)
  • MSE 4086: Senior Design Project3 II (2)
  • MSE 4095: Honors Senior Design Project3 I (3)
  • MSE 4096: Honors Senior Design Project3 II (3)
  • PHYS 4994: Undergraduate Research3 (3)
  • UH 4994: Honors Thesis3,[3]
  • (6)

The balance of twenty-one (21) credits should be selected from the following courses

  • ECE/MSE 4235: Electronic Packaging I (3)
  • ECE/MSE 4236: Electronic Packaging II (3)
  • ECE/MSE 4274: Electronic Packaging Laboratory (1)
  • ECE 4514: Digital Design II (3)
  • ECE 4540: VLSI Circuit Design (3)
  • ECE 4984: Analog VLSI Design (3)
  • ECE 5205: Basic Semiconductor Devices I (3)
  • ECE 5206: Basic Semiconductor Devices II (3)
  • ECE 5220: RF IC Technology and Design (3)
  • ESM 4156: Non-Destructive Evaluation in Microelectronics (3)
  • ISE 4404: Statistical Quality Control (3)
  • MSE 4254: Science and Technology of Thin Films (3)
  • MSE/ECE 5200: Solid State Materials and Devices (3)
  • PHYS 4554:  Introduction to Solid State Physics (3)
  • PHYS/ECE 4984: Nanotechnology (3)
  • STAT 4604: Statistical Methods for Engineers (3)
  • STAT 4714: Statistical Methods for Electrical Engineers (3)

References

  • [1] MSE/ECE 4234 should be completed during the spring semester of the Junior year.
  • [2] Research projects must be approved by the Minor Curriculum Committee prior to beginning the research.
  • [3] Honors thesis credits may be accumulated by multiple registrations for this course.