The intent of the Microelectronics-Photonics (microEP) program is to provide our students with a broad theoretical and practical education that will allow them to be successful in a wide variety of high tech academic and industrial jobs.

MS MicroEP students are required to take a course curriculum that includes six hours of research thesis, twenty-one class hours of technical courses, and six hours of business aspects of high tech research to commercialization.

PhD microEP students must take a mix of courses covering the four areas of concentration in the program. These are Photonics; Microelectronics; Materials and Processing; and Management of Technology. The student must complete twenty-seven hours of courses beyond the MS degree, and must develop deep level knowledge of one of the areas of concentration through their coursework and their twenty-one hours of additional dissertation hours.

The current program divides the student's studies between applicated courses in Physics, microelectronic concepts/manufacturing courses in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and practical materials related classes in engineering and science.

Program Requirements

MicroEP students enter the program from a wide range of Bachelor of Science or Master of Science backgrounds. The program has a minimum undergraduate requirement of:

  • Physics through Calculus based introduction to quantum mechanics
  • Math through Differential Equations
  • Junior level Electricity and Magnetism

Catalog pre-requisites to the microEP curriculum's advanced courses in fields outside of a student's BS degree are evaluated by the course instructor and the student's advisor and waivers issued as appropriate.

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