Microelectronics & Semiconductors

Home of the LED, transistor and integrated circuit.


The Grainger College of Engineering legacy, expertise and industry connections in microelectronics run broad and deep. We are making contributions across every level of the microelectronics industry – from research to design to manufacturing.

With dedicated researchers, centers and partnerships focused on accelerated performance and advanced technologies, a new minor in semiconductor engineering, and over 75 courses to train future innovators and the workforce, Grainger Engineering is uniquely positioned to help usher in the new era of microelectronics and deliver the greatest potential that lies ahead.

News

Grainger Engineers are leading the way in microelectronics. Check out these recent highlights and headlines.

Research

Through its multi-million-dollar centers and partnerships with industry leaders such as IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Samsung and Texas Instruments, Grainger Engineering is boldly investing its people, facilities and resources into microelectronic and semiconductor research and development.

Degrees and Courses

Degrees

Break into the semiconductor industry and lead advancements in next-generation technologies with a new Minor in Semiconductor Engineering from The Grainger College of Engineering. Learn the fundamentals of semiconductors by examining the science, design and manufacturing behind semiconductor research and the industry, and master the skills necessary to pursue semiconductor engineering career paths, including device, applications and process engineering.

Engineering students can fulfill the minor’s requirements within their technical elective courses. At least six hours of coursework for the minor must be advanced (300- or 400-level) and distinct from credits earned for majors or other minors. The departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical Science and Engineering; Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering; Industrial and Systems Engineering; and Physics will offer courses in this minor.
 
Find more degree requirements and learning outcomes.

Courses

With the growing need to develop the microelectronic and semiconductor talent pipeline, Grainger Engineering offers over 75  courses.  

Course No. Course Name
ECE 304
ECE 340
ECE342
ECE 411
ECE425
ECE 441
ECE 442
ECE 443
ECE 444
ECE447
ECE453
ECE 455
ECE462 Logic Design
ECE464
ECE 465
ECE 466
ECE 481 Nanotechnology
ECE482
ECE483
ECE 485
ECE 487
ECE 488
ECE 495
ECE498NSU/ECE598NSG:
ECE 498 KF4
ECE 498 SB
ECE498HK
ECE498 JZ
ECE511
ECE512
ECE 518
ECE527
ECE 532
ECE 535
ECE 536
ECE 539
ECE 560
ECE 572
ECE 574 Nanophotonics
ECE581
ECE 585
ECE 598WZ
ECE598PH
ECE598JH
ECE 598 YZ

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