Track Programme

The Master of Science programme in Electrical Engineering at TU Delft offers the track Microelectronics. This two-year track is designed for students with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. The programme, which is taught in English, provides a solid scientific base in the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, combined with in-depth scientific and practical knowledge and understanding of the entire spectrum of microelectronics ranging from technology and devices to analogue and digital circuits, sensors, systems and microsystems. The course content is in line with industry expectations and regarded as top academic quality. 

The programme is built up of different tiers, equipping you with the broad knowledge as well as in-depth specialisation that is necessary to become an effective, flexible and valued academic engineering and research professional.

Curriculum
Common Core
Two compulsories (6 EC)
Electives: minimal 3 courses (15 EC)
Track Core
Electives: minimal 3 courses (15 EC)
Specialisation courses
Selection should add-up with common- and track-core to at least 60 EC
Free Electives (15 EC)
Thesis Project (45 EC)

Students build up their individual study programmes according to these guidelines, and can choose for either a broader orientation or an in-depth specialisation.

The programme uses innovative and effective educational methods, with a balance between theory and project work, and requires a strong commitment from you.  You’ll be challenged to deal with a workload of more than 40 hours per week. In return you will receive individual guidance from our highly skilled teaching staff and professors.


Special opportunity: double degree programme for excellent students

TU Delft and Tsinghua University have established a double degree programme in microelectronics. The programme is accessible to students of both institutes starting from cohort 2014. Special selection committees will be set up at both universities to ensure that only top-level students are admitted to this very demanding programme. After an initial year of course work at their own university students will spend 1 year and three months at the other institute performing a graduation project and additional course work. Students originating from Tsinghua University will have to perform a second graduation project after their exchange period.


Internship

Our professors and researchers have strong links to industry. Students have the opportunity to do an internship with a commercial company or a research institute as part of their study programme. You will be working full-time in an organization related to Electrical Engineering for a period of 6 – 10 weeks under guidance of company supervisor as well as of one of our professors. Internships are offered by a variety of leading global companies as well as Dutch or European firms. This gives our students the unique opportunity to become familiar with the professional working environment in the Netherlands and to apply the knowledge and skills gained during their studies. Students who are more interested in gaining research experience can choose to do an internship at a research institute or add an extra research project in the university to their study programme.


Master's thesis

The master’s thesis is the final challenge. You’ll have to demonstrate your capacity to successfully carry out a research project. These projects are often completed during an internship at an international company in which technology is key. You’ve got nine months to get the job done. After that period of time, you can complete the entire project by successfully presenting the results during a public presentation.

Some examples of recent graduation projects are:

  • Analysis and Design of MHz-range Wireless Power Transfer Systems for Implantable Devices
  • Low Temperature Wafer Bonding Based on Copper Nanoparticle Sintering for 3D Interconnect Fabrication
  • Low Power, All-Digital Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers for Multi-GHz Applications
  • The design of a 16*16 pixels CMOS image sensor with 0.5 e- RMS noise
  • Monolithic Integration of LEDs and SPADs in Standard CMOS Technology for Optical Joystick Application

Extra curricular activities

Honours programme
Although students of the master programme Microelectronics  are already heading to great careers, you can make an extra mile by taking up the challenge of the Honours Programme. This programme is especially for you if you are an excelling student and you want to enrich and deepen your knowledge even further. The programme doesn’t only improve your skills, but also contributes to career opportunities in the future as it is a proof of excelling at the university. Due to the interdisciplinary character of this programme you’ll collaborate with students from other faculties.

Entrepreneurship
In order to  stimulate and facilitate technical entrepreneurship, the City of Delft and TU Delft founded the entrepreneur centre YES!Delft in 2005. Throughout the years, this initiative has greatly boosted the success of many innovative starters.