Programme in detail

The Microelectronics programme is divided in eight quarters. At the end of each quarter students carry out exams. In the first year you will spend more time on core courses, relevant to the track you have chosen.  The Common core consist of two compulsory courses called “Introduction to Electrical Engineering” and “Systems Engineering” as well as 7 fundamental courses on topics such as electromagnetics, networking, signal processing and computing systems. You have to select at least 3 of these fundamentals.

The next tier of the programme is the track core, which contains fundamental courses for your specialisation track, such as Introduction to Analog CMOS design, Digital IC design, Intergrated Circuits & MEMS Technology and RF/Wireless Concepts & Systems. In this tier, you have to select at least 3 courses.

The third tier contains the specialization courses, which enable a deep specialisation for the optimal execution of your thesis project. The free electives allow technical and non-technical courses, also from other faculties and universities, such as entrepreneurship, language and additional presentation courses, an internship or participation in an exchange program. 

First Year (60 EC)
1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
Profile Orientation & Academic SkillsSystems Engineering
Core courses
(common core & track specific core)
Core courses Core courses Core courses
Specialisation coursesSpecialisation courses
Specialisation coursesSpecialisation coursesFree elective coursesFree elective courses
Second Year (60 EC)
1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
Specialisation coursesGraduation project (45 EC)
Free elective courses
Common Core (21 EC)
Profile Orientation & Academic Skills3 EC
System Engineering3 EC
Choose 3 out of 7 (more is allowed)
Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modeling 5 EC
Control System Design5 EC
Electromagnetics5 EC
Networking5 EC
Advanced Computing Systems5 EC
Measurement and Instrumentation5 EC
Structured Electronic Design5 EC
Track core Choose 3 out of 7 (more is allowed)
Analog CMOS design I 3 EC
Semiconductor Device Physics 5 EC
RF / Wireless Concepts & Systems 5 EC
Digital IC Design 3 EC
Sensors and Actuators 4 EC
Integrated Circuits and MEMS Technology 4 EC
RF / Wireless Applications 5 EC
Specialisation courses (Selection should add up with common- and track-core to at least 60EC)
Free Electives (15 EC)
Thesis Project (45 EC)

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Microsystems & Technology focusses on all aspects of integrated microsystem development. It comprises design and technology for sensors, actuators, MEMS components and addresses device and system integration and application specific packaging.

RF Circuit Design prepares you to become a skilled RF designer. Focus is placed on the analogue, microwave, digital and mixed-signal techniques that characterize the RF/wireless systems of today and tomorrow.

Analog Circuit Design focuses on the design of precision analog and mixed signal circuits. It concentrates on low-power, low voltage amplifier and AD converter design for sensor interface electronics.

Biomedical Electronics concentrates on the design and development of circuits and (micro-)systems for biomedical applications.

Digital Systems covers theory and design methodologies for digital circuits and systems, with application areas in wireless communication, biomedical imaging, quantum computing and 3D IC design.