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 main core consist of two compulsory courses called “Introduction to Electrical Engineering” and “Systems Engineering” as well as 9 fundamental courses on topics such as electromagnetics, networking, signal processing and computing systems. You have to select at least 2 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
Main core courses Main core courses Main core courses Track core courses
Track core courses Track core courses Specialisation courses
Specialisation courses Specialisation courses Specialisation courses
Second Year (60 EC)
1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
Free elective courses Graduation project (45 EC)
Common Core (18 EC)
Profile Orientation and Academic Skills 3 EC
Systems Engineering 5 EC
Choose 2 out of 9 (more is allowed)
Advanced Computing Systems 5 EC
Analog Circuit Design Fundamentals 5 EC
Control System Design 5 EC
Electromagnetics 5 EC
Machine Learning for Electrical Engineering 5 EC
Measurement and Instrumentation 5 EC
Networking 5 EC
Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modeling 5 EC
Wireless Systems for Electrical Engineering Applications5 EC
Track core ( max 13 EC)
Analog CMOS design I3 EC
Digital IC Design I3 EC
High Speed Digital Design for Embedded Systems5 EC
Integrated Circuits and MEMS Technology4 EC
Integrated Circuits for RF/Wireless Applications5 EC
Modern Computer Architectures5 EC
Semiconductor Device Physics5 EC
Sensors and Actuators4 EC
Specialisation courses (at least 24 EC)
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.