Microelectronics and Embedded Systems (MES)

Microelectronics and Embedded Systems (MES)2018-07-24T09:30:54+00:00


The region’s growing industrial sector and the increasing demand for high technologies have brought the need for expertise in microelectronics to a critical level. The Master Program in Microelectronics, introduced in May 2000, responds to the needs of countries in Southeast Asia, many of which are in transition from labor-intensive to high-tech industries. The curriculum focuses on design and IC packaging aspects for specific applications. Fabrication, including prototyping of chips, is included in the curriculum and is featured in partnership with microelectronics industries and collaborating universities overseas. Currently, courses in Nanotechnology are being added to the offerings of the field.

Programs leading to the award of AIT’s Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.

Preferred Background

For Master Program
Undergraduate degree in electronics, electrical engineering, physics, computer engineering and other closely related engineering disciplines.

For Doctoral Program
Master degree in any of the above disciplines.

Course ID Title Semester Credits Remark
AT81.01 Microelectronics Fabrication Technology (3-0) August Required
AT81.02 Digital Integrated Circuit Design (2-3) August Required
AT81.03 Advanced Semiconductor Device Theory (3-0) August Elective
AT81.04 Recording Head Technology (2-0) August Elective
AT81.05 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (2-3) January Required
AT81.06 VLSI Design (2-3) January Required
AT81.07 Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (3-0) January Elective
AT81.08  Advanced VLSI System Design (1-6) January Elective
AT81.09  Optoelectronic Materials and Devices 3(3-0) January Elective
AT81.10  Fundamentals of IC Packaging, assembly and Test 3(3-0) January Elective
AT81.11 Mixed Signal IC Design 3(2-3) August Elective
AT81.12 Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology (3-0) January Required
AT81.13 Failure Analysis of Devices 3(2-3) August Elective
AT81.14 Embedded Systems Integration 3(2-3) January Elective
AT81.15  Embedded Systems Architecture 3(3-0) January Elective
AT81.16  Real Time Systems 3(3-0) January Elective
AT81.9006  Selected Topic: HDD Manufacturing Basics 2(-) January Elective

In MIC (Microelectronics), the minimum course requirements is 29 credits for Thesis option and 38 credits for Research Study option.

Thesis Option Research Option
Required Courses 12 credits 12 credits
Elective Courses 15 credits 24 credits
InterSemester Courses 2 credits 2 credits
Option 22 credits 10 credits
Total 51 credits* 48 credits

* The Institute-wide elective courses of 2 credits are included in the total course credits.